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Uses for Lavender syrup?

  • YAYME Sep 25, 2012 05:06 AM
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I have a whole bunch of it. What should I do with it? I'm thinking of mixing it with Gin and lemon.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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. 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.

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

            1. 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