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Lavender Gin Gimlets

It’s the weekend!

Lavender Gin Gimlets

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

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By Genia Rodnyansky Published: December 8, 2012

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    Ingredients

    • 1 oz gin
    • 1/2 oz lavender syrup
    • club soda
    • lime can be substituted with lemon
    • ice

    Instructions

    1. 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.
    2. Add a good squeeze of lime or lemon juice and top with club soda.
    3. Garnish with lime or lemon peel.

      2 comments on Lavender Gin Gimlets

      1. Sarah
        December 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm (2260 days ago)

        This looks amazing! I will definitely be making myself one of those very soon…or maybe more than one ;)

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      2. Rosalie
        December 8, 2012 at 5:58 pm (2260 days ago)

        Genia, this looks fantastic! I have a feeling I’ll be whipping up at least a few of these to make it through busy season. :P

        Reply

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