The Lokelani Love

Aloha, This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day that we can celebrate the person who always puts us first and listens to our long winded stories about the things that we love. But Mother’s Day is about more than just the person who gave birth to us, it’s also for those mothers who chose us, the ones who even though we don’t share blood treat us like their own. So today we will be making a brand new specialty drink that you can give to your mom this Mother’s Day.

The Lokelani Love is a brand new drink we have created by using lavender and Lokelani rose buds. This flower is the representative flower for the island of Maui. the drink utilizes the process of infusing the fragrance of the flowers to the milk. The lavender flowers that we get come from Ali’i Kula lavender farm, while the Lokelani roses are found wildly. However you can use any lavender and rose petals as long as they are dried, cleaned, and made for consumption!

As you begin to gather your ingredients you are going to need your preferred milk or milk substitute, the dried lavender and rose petals, sweetener (we use agave), and your espresso. Now the beauty of this drink is that you can use either your espresso, brewed coffee, or for a lighter twist you could do a black tea instead. Just be sure that if you are brewing your coffee or tea make sure that it is brewed stronger than normal to get the full flavor from the Lokelani Love.

Once you have gathered everything the first step is to infuse the milk and petals. This might sound complicated at first, but this is actually quite simple. First put your petals into your milk and heat it up. For the simplest way to do this, go ahead and grab your mason jar, place ½ teaspoon of lavender and ½ a teaspoon of rose petals in, then pour 12oz