A cocktail name sure to make my husband and our niece cringe…for opposite reasons. But for the rest of us? Pure deliciousness. Pure summer.
- 1 oz. botanical gin (esme, bloom, etc) or vodka
- o.5 oz lavender simple syrup (see below)
- juice of 1/4 lime
- top with lavender dry soda (chez Target carries this…)
To make the lavender simple syrup:
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add 2 cups sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add in the tops? (is there a correct term for this?) of 5-8 lavender stalks, depending on how strong you’d like the lavender. Let cool with the flowers in for 15-30 minutes. Strain out the lavender.
To mix the drink:
Drop a handful of ice cubes into your cocktail shaker. Pour all ingredients (but not the fizzy one!) over the ice. Lid on. Shake away. Pour into your glass. Top with lavender soda water. Enjoy!
Would you like to check out other cocktail options? Here’s the link to the entire list!