Four Foodie Ways to Sample Lavender

Whether you’re new to eating and drinking lavender-infused products or have been a fan for a while, here are four ways to enjoy it this summer in Door County.

Purple Haze Latte, Blue Horse Cafe in Fish Creek

This specialty latte is flavored with lavender and vanilla and can be ordered hot or iced. It’s on the sweeter side, but with an added shot of espresso, it’s a great balance of sweetness, understated lavender and coffee. 

Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Cookies at FIKA. Photo by Aleah Kidd.

Lemon-Lavender Shortbread Cookies, FIKA in Fish Creek

FIKA’s lemon-lavender shortbread cookies are perfect when you want something that’s sweet but not too rich. Blending Island Lavender’s culinary lavender buds into the dough and glaze gives these cookies the perfect calming effect while also leaving you refreshed and wanting more! FIKA started offering these cookies during its first season, and they instantly became a hit – so much so that Island Lavender now sells them at its island and mainland stores.

Lemon-Lavender Scone, Bearded Heart Coffee in Baileys Harbor

The “world-famous” lemon-lavender scone is a favorite at this coffee shop, and like the FIKA cookie, the scone’s combination of lemon and lavender offers a subtle sweetness that will leave you with a sense of calm and ready to tackle your day.

Apple-Lavender Cider, Island Orchard Cider in Ellison Bay

According to its website, this cider is “dry, with a strong apple flavor, and a bright floral finish.” It’s made with an early-harvest apple-cider base that’s then infused with freshly dried culinary lavender buds grown by Fragrant Isle on Washington Island.

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