It’s the weekend!
I’ve had a rough couple weeks at work with tonnes of overtime and stress so I was extra excited that the weekend has finally come (even though it will still be filled with work and busy times). To celebrate the weekend, I thought I would share this delicious lavender gin cocktail I threw together quickly. It is so easy and refreshing – a great reward for a long work week!
I picked up the lavender syrup on a whim at an Italian grocery store here in Edmonton. I realized that I have a soft spot for anything lavender flavoured, especially cocktails, because they remind me of my best friend. On a trip to San Francisco with friends a few years ago, me and my bestie had drinks at our trendy hotel bar one night and chatted with the bartender who threw together some cocktails for us. I generally don’t like super sugary cocktails so he made me a lavender gimlet – a drink made with gin and lime juice. I loved it and now the drink reminds me of laughing with my bestie so I decided it would be the perfect cocktail to recreate.
Lavender Gin Gimlets Recipe
By December 8, 2012Published:
It's the weekend! [caption id="attachment_213" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Lavender Gin Gimlets[/caption] I've had a rough …
- 1 oz gin
- 1/2 oz lavender syrup
- club soda
- lime can be substituted with lemon
- Combine gin and lavender syrup in a chilled martini or wine glass with a few ice cubes. Alternatively you can shake the gin, lavender and ice in a martini shaker and strain into your glass.
- Add a good squeeze of lime or lemon juice and top with club soda.
- Garnish with lime or lemon peel.