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Sep 25, 2012 05:06 AM

Uses for Lavender syrup?

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

      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.

      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.