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Uses for Lavender syrup?

YAYME Sep 25, 2012 05:06 AM

I have a whole bunch of it. What should I do with it? I'm thinking of mixing it with Gin and lemon.

  1. yarm Aug 3, 2013 08:11 AM

    A cocktail created recently by California Gold -- a Drink (Boston) alumni that has moved on to Spoke:

    Secret Weapon
    1 oz Pisco
    1/2 oz Lavender Syrup
    1/2 oz Lemon Juice
    Shake with ice and strain into a small coupe glass. Top with ~1 oz cava (other dry sparkling wines would work). Twist a lemon peel over the top.

    http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com

    1. sunshine842 Jul 31, 2013 04:08 AM

      it makes a lovely Kir or Kir Royale -- an unusual color and flavor, but nice.

      1. s
        sweethooch Jul 30, 2013 11:47 PM

        Lavender sidecar: 2 oz cognac or brandy, 1 oz triple sec or cointreau, 1 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz syrup. If it's not enough lavender, cut down the triple sec and increase the syrup.

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          versicle Jul 11, 2013 07:08 AM

          I'm currently experimenting with lavender syrup in combination with gin, lillet blanc, and grapefruit bitters. Working on the right proportions.... Would love to hear some other ideas.

          1. yarm Sep 25, 2012 08:32 AM

            Here's a good variation on the Southside named after a neighborhood in Boston

            Southend
            2 oz Gin
            1/2 oz Lavender Simple Syrup
            1/2 oz Lime Juice
            1 dash Angostura Bitters
            2 sprigs Mint

            Lightly muddle mint sprigs in lime juice and simple syrup to extract the oils. Add gin and ice, shake, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and a lavender stalk.

            And Misty Kalkofen's recipe:
            The 1820
            1 3/4 oz Bols Genever
            1/2 oz Lemon Juice
            1/2 oz Lavender Simple Syrup
            1/4 oz Galliano l'Autentico
            1 barspoon Del Maguey Minero Mezcal
            1 dash Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters
            Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

            http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/

            1. kattyeyes Sep 25, 2012 05:25 AM

              It's nice with gin and flavored seltzer (I like Polar black cherry) and a squeeze of lime...or lemon if you prefer.

              Try it with vanilla vodka, lemon and a splash of Pellegrino or seltzer, too.

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