Sunday Cocktails: Lavender Orange Cocktail

Relaxing on the couch watching Top Gear with hubby, recovering from our Saturday out with the moms. After steamed crabs with his mother and cocktails with mine, we're both exhausted. Not too exhausted, however, to make a cocktail.

Lavender Orange Cocktail

2 oz. Gin

1 oz. Lavender Lemon Syrup

1/2 oz. Triple Sec

Garnish with orange peel.

Of all the syrups I've made the Lavender Lemon is my favorite. Its light and elegant and takes any beverage up a notch. It pairs great with gin and flavors such as vanilla and citrus.

Lavender Lemon Syrup

2 cups water

1/2 cup Culinary Lavender

1 cup sugar

1/2 lemon

Bring water to a slow boil. Add lavender and boil for 20 minutes.

Strain lavender. Add sugar and lemon. Simmer until sugar has dissolved.

Allow to cool.

I haven't been blessed with children but my fur baby, Izzy, has been pampering me all morning with cat massages. All in all its been a purr-fect mother's day.

Imbibe happily,

Nikki




I'm a Baltimore gal that loves her home town almost as much as a good drink. A bit of a cocktail geek that loves the classics while experimenting with my own recipes. I'm home schooled and eager to learn more about the spirited world of cocktails.