Lemon Lavender Cocktail

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:29 am on Friday, May 16, 2014

My newest concoction with DIY Cocktails is the Lemon Lavender Cocktail. We used lemon and lavender from my yard, champagne, gin, and some of the limoncello I recently made. (If you don’t have homemade limoncello, the store bought kind works great.)

The Lemon Lavender Cocktail is subtle and refreshing, with a faint aroma of lavender and the citrus-y brightness of lemon. It’s is perfect for a wedding, anniversary, or any other romantic celebration. Here’s the recipe:

Lemon Lavender Cocktail

(makes one cocktail)

Ingredients:

    2 sprigs of lavender flowers
    1 oz gin
    1 oz limoncello
    1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
    Champagne to top
    Ice

Directions:

Using your fingers, strip the lavender flowers from the stem and combine with the limoncello and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Thoroughly muddle the lavender so that the flowers release their oils into the lemon liquids. Add the gin and ice and shake. Strain the alcohol into a champagne glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a lavender flower, if desired. Enjoy!

If you want a more pronounced lavender flavor and aroma in the drink, after you muddle the flowers with the lemon and limoncello, leave it steeping for 5-10 minutes so that the oil has a chance to bond with the other liquids. Or, alternately, simply put extra sprigs of lavender in as a garnish. Lovely!

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June 8, 2011 @ 9:12 am

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February 14, 2012 @ 10:35 am

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