It’s Monday, which means you’re already looking forward to drinking either today or tomorrow or every night this week. Since it’s also spring (or supposed to be), what better than a cocktail celebrating the floral, sweet, and sunshiney happiness of lavender?
Don’t go out in your backyard picking flowers and trying to turn them into drinks, though. Here are two lovely and detailed cocktails that won’t allow you to accidentally poison yourself.
For both, you’ll need some lavender syrup. Make that shit by boiling together 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 3 tablespoons of dried culinary lavender (which I’m sure you can find at Whole Foods ) until the sugar dissolves. Take off the heat then let it sit together for like 2 hrs, then strain out the lavender fucking duh.
Recipe 1: Lavender Vodka Sipper
– 1 ½ oz Grey Goose (or poor people vodka)
– ¾ oz lavender syrup
– ¼ oz Chambord (raspberry liquor) OR Crème de Violette (if you’re fancy as fuck)
– ¾ oz lemon juice
– Seltzer or soda water
– Add the vodka, lavender syrup, Chambord or Crème de Violette, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake (obviously), then strain into a glass. Top off with the soda water.
Recipe 2: Lavender Gin Cocktail
– 3 tbsps lavender syrup
– 4 tbsps gin
– 4 tbsps Champagne
– Mix all the above together, then pour over ice. K thx bai.