Lavender French 75

This festive take on a classic drink tastes like spring—a little floral, a little bright, and a little bubbly—just right, if you ask me.

About the author: Kelly Carámbula blogs about her adventures in the kitchen, including a weekly happy hour, on eat make read. She is also the founder and publisher of Remedy Quarterly, an independent food magazine.

Lavender French 75

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in: Drinking in Season: Lavender French 75

Ingredients

  • For the Lavender Syrup:
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 1 ounce lavender syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Champagne or other sparkling wine

Procedures

  1. 1

    To make the lavender syrup: Combine lavender, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat until boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Lavender syrup will keep for one week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

  2. 2

    To make the cocktail: Fill a Collins or tall rocks glass 3/4 full of ice. Add the lavender syrup, gin and lemon juice and gently stir. Top off with Champagne or sparkling wine.

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