Spring sippers, Carmel Café has the crispest, most refreshing elixir in Cooper Creek. With its citrusy, earthy flavors, the Lavender Lemonade is only $5 all day, every day.
1½ ounces Sobieski Vodka
1 ounce thyme syrup
1 ounce sour mash
1 ounce lemon juice
Pinch of lavender
Muddle lavender and combine with vodka, syrup, sour mash and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Strain and pour into a short glass over ice. Garnish with a thyme sprig.
Carmel Café & Wine Bar is at 8433 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota. 893-5955; carmelcafe.com.