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Lavender French 75

Pop. Fizz. Clink!

Holy cannoli, what a week. But we made it to Friday! I made us a drink to celebrate. As you may have guessed from the blog’s name, wine is my weekend beverage of choice. That said, I love the idea of an expertly mixed cocktail. A French 75 is the best of both worlds. Festive sparkling wine, herby gin and tart lemon juice combine for a delicious, and potent, way to unwind. This drink is easy enough to whip on a random weekend and special enough to serve as a signature cocktail for a holiday or party. Lavender simple syrup adds a slightly floral, sophisticated twist. Not in an “I’m sipping on a bouquet” kind of way, but in a suprisingly addictive “I think I’ll have another” kind of way. And since you can make it in the comfort of your own home, why not?

Enjoy!

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Lavender French 75

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice (juice from half a lemon)
  • 1 ounce lavender simple syrup, recipe follows
  • 3-4 ounces sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Prosecco
  • Strips of lemon zest, for garnish

Instructions

Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to champagne glass. Stir to combine. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon zest.

Makes 1 cocktail

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4-5 drops food grade lavender essential oil

Bring sugar and water to boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 3-4 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Add lavender oil. Allow to cool. To make plain simple syrup, simply leave out the lavender.

 

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