Now that we have longer days it’s easier to entertain friends and family outdoors. Try a lavender syrup with sparkling water for a refreshing drink. (add a touch of champagne for a cocktail) I used tall, simple, clear tumblers so the lavender color shows, but it would look very special in clear etched glasses for a special evening presentation. I always keep a few bottles of syrup and Pellegrino on hand in case someone drops by unannounced. Lavender syrup, $21 a bottle, and clear champagne basic tumbler, $21 each, both from The Product Gallery.