• Signature Drink: A TED Frame of Mind

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

    Sample this recipe from the 2018 home of TED: the Vancouver Convention Centre.

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 24)
Lavender Syrup (yields 120 mL):
—1 tsp dried lavender flowers
—1/4 cup raw sugar
—120 mL water 

Rhubarb Liquor (yields 3 liters):
—1.5 liter sliced rhubarb
—1.5 liter cold water

Mixer
—1.5 liters soda water 

DIRECTIONS
To make lavender syrup:
Combine the flowers, sugar and water. Bring to a boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat; strain and chill. 

To make rhubarb liquor:
Boil the rhubarb in an open pot until it is soft and mushy. 

For a clear drink:
Push the rhubarb through a strainer using the back of a wooden spoon. 

For a cloudy drink:
User a blender to puree the rhubarb and water and then strain.

Chill all ingredients.

TO SERVE
Take a well-chilled glass with ice and add 4 ounces of the rhubarb liquor, 1 teaspoon (or to taste) of lavender syrup, 2 ounces of soda water.

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