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Valentini, From District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

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Valentini

Courtesy of District American Kitchen & Wine Bar
The Valentini cocktail from District American Kitchen and Wine Bar in downtown Phoenix is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day when you want to prepare a sweet martini with that special ingredient -- love. District American Kitchen uses fresh herbs from the restaurant's garden when they make this cocktail for their guests. This cocktail, if prepared properly, will take just over two hours to create, including prep time.

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

1. Steep fresh lavender in hot water for two hours -- water should turn light green.
2. Strain through cheese cloth.
3. Let cool.
4. Rim martini glass with Pop Rocks candies.
5. Place large fluff of cotton candy into martini glass.
6. Pour vodka, lavender essence and simple syrup into shaker.
7. Shake vigorously.
8. Strain into martini glass.

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