Loquats in Bloom

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This past sunday turned into the day of the loquat, as my tree is overflowing with ripe fruit ready to be eaten. With fantasies of afternoon cocktails in mind, I decided to make loquat syrup.

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Loquat Spritzer – two spoonfuls of syrup mixed with sparkling water and lemon. Served over ice.

Loquat Rose Cocktail – two spoonfuls of syrup mixed with a shot of vodka, the juice of a lime, a splash of rose water and ice. Topped with sparkling water and served in glass rimmed with rose sugar and finished with a lime wedge.

Click over to The Chalkboard to find the recipe for loquat syrup!