Lavender French 75 Recipe

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Thank goodness spring is finally here. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, I mean, what more could you want? Perhaps a tasty cocktail, that's what. With all the action going on outside, I decided it was high time to create a floral-inspired cocktail. Lavender, which is a member of the mint family, is the perfect starting point.

Lemon is a natural partner for lavender, bringing a bright, fresh flavor, while gin highlights the herbal side. That's a good start, but it still seemed like it was missing something—I wanted a little more pizzazz. A quick flip through some of my recipe books led me to a French 75—a classic combination of lemon juice, gin, simple syrup, and the kicker—Champagne. Hell yeah, let's add a little bubbly action to this celebration!

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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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

Directions

  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. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
252 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 60mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)