Lemon Lavender Cocktail

Filed under: Food/Drink — Savvy Housekeeper at 9:29 am on Friday, June 3, 2011

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

The Lemon Lavender Cocktail is delightful. It’s subtle and refreshing, with a faint aroma of lavender and the citrus-y brightness of lemon. But you can’t taste the gin at all, so be careful with this one.

This champagne cocktail 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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