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Floral, sweet and tart, this cocktail is elegant and delicate.

1 cocktail

Lavender Blueberry Sparkler
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Ingredients

  • 1 oz Lavender-Infused Gin (instructions below)
  • 3/4 oz blueberry liqueur, such as from Ironworks Distillery or Distillerie Fils du Roy
  • 1/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz Simple Syrup (instructions below)
  • Large handful of ice cubes
  • 2 oz chilled sparkling wine
  • 1 fresh lavender sprig, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make Lavender-Infused Gin: Pour 1 cup gin into sterilized jar. Add 3/4 tsp dried lavender buds. Shake, then let stand to infuse for 6 hours. Fine strain through a coffee filter-lined funnel into a sterilized jar. Makes 8oz (1 cup)
  2. Make Simple Syrup: Stir 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Makes 12 oz (1 1/2 cups)
  3. Pour gin, liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Double strain through a Hawthorne strainer and a fine-mesh strainer into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Top with sparkling wine. If using lavender garnish, float overtop.
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Recipe courtesy of Berry Growers of Ontario