lavender gin fizz

My sister is an incredible hostess. Recently while we were visiting my family in Niagara, Lisa dashed into the house for a few minutes and came back out to the pool with a platter of the most delicious cocktails I've ever had. You know, like no big deal.

It was a fun take on a classic gin fizz. I coaxed her into sharing the recipe! You need lavender simply syrup (recipe below!) which is really easy to make once you get your hands on some lavender buds. La Maison Lavande sold them, as so a lot of Farmer's Markets and certain grocery stores. Worth hunting down!

Combine 1 C water + 1 C sugar + 2 TB lavender buds in a small pot.
Bring to a low boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
Cool and store in your fridge for 1 week.

Start with ice and lemon juice. I used the juice of 1/2 a lemon for 1 drink.
Top with 1 shot of gin, lavender simple syrup to taste (I used 2 TB per drink, more if you want your drink really sweet, less if you want it to be more sour), and finish with club soda.
And if you're my rockstar sister, garnish with a sprig of lavender.


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