So the pretty cocktail I had such high expectations for was not good. Repeat…not good!! My two girlfriends (Kristin and Libby) agreed. The drink was way too sweet, too lavender-y and almost tasted like body oils or lotion. The lavender was overpowering.
In Rachel Ray’s defense, I changed up the recipe a bit and switched gin for vodka, so the drink may be much better in its intended state. But I wouldn’t even recommend trying it.
We saved most of the Prosecco and drank it with strawberries instead. Much better!
Our meal was delicious. Our menu consisted of:
Roasted red pepper hummus
Caprese skewers (these are very simple, taste delicious and present beautifully. All you need is grape tomatoes, fresh mozarella, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and toothpicks).
Butternut squash wild rice salad
Avocado, tomato, red pepper, provolone paninis
Assorted (lovely) cupcakes
My god we are huge pigs. It was fab though. Love our dinner parties! Kristin brought these lovely tulips over in honor of May Day, she is a sweetie!