Charmed by the idea of a lavender lemonade, Lindsay Ferdinand of Common Quarter in Atlanta created this drink for a bridal shower. "It's bright, bubbly and deliciously different with the hint of lavender--a perfect girls'-day-out drink, but secretly men love it too," she says.
Slideshow:More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce Lavender Syrup (see Note)
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
2 ounces dry sparkling rosé
1 lavender sprig, for garnish
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, Lavender Syrup and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe, top with the sparkling rosé and garnish with the lavender sprig.
In a small saucepan, bring 4 ounces water to a boil and stir in 1/2 cup sugar. Simmer until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon dried lavender or 1 lavender tea bag and remove from the heat. Steep the lavender in the hot syrup for 10 minutes. Strain the syrup into a heatproof jar, let cool and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Makes about 6 ounces.
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