To add texture and creaminess without the cream, Austin mixologist Justin Lavenue shakes a little bit of vanilla yogurt into this floral gin sour. “It has a tartness that can balance out a drink and make it light and refreshing,” he says. Slideshow:  Gin CocktailsRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 

Best New Mixologist Justin Lavenue
Justin Lavenue

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Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemongrass with the Lavender Orgeat. Add the gin, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, honeysuckle powder and yogurt. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the bitters.

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Notes

  • Lavener Orgeat: In a liquid measuring cup, combine 1 ounce dried lavender with 4 ounces orgeat (almond-flavored syrup) and let stand for 30 minutes. Strain the infused orgeat into a jar and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks. Makes about 4 ounces.
  • Honeysuckle power is available at apothecaries and from amazon.com
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