Lavender Lilac Gin Cocktail

I have been waiting to mix up this cocktail for a long time, but since it was technically within an hour of it turning into spring when this photoshoot was done {530pm on the 20th of March}, I decided it was time. 

This was a whole foods test taste that ended in a purchase, the Blossom Waters new to our Whole Foods are light, floral and delicious. Sweetened with a little bit of agave syrup, they are a light and refreshing beverage. I knew the second that I tasted the grapefruit lilac flavor that it would pair really nicely with a floral gin. 

I bought the bang-candy lavender mint simple syrup when I found these lovely coupes (so exciting) at the local kitchen supply boutique shop. I have been dreaming of this for months. 

Naming this little guy wasn't easy, since there are a lot of light and floral flavors, between the sweet fresh grapefruit and the floral notes it wasn't a clear name. Then I realized that I was making this moments before spring arrived, during a snowstorm. Yes, a snowstorm on March 20th. I was Flirting with Spring, saying "come hither" ... NOW.

Happy Almost Friday :)

 

Flirting with Spring Lilac Cocktail


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 part floral gin
  • 1 part fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 part lavender mint simple syrup
  • 3 parts blossom water

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Using a cocktail shaker, place all ingredients in the shaker filled with ice and shake until your drink is nice an frothy. Finish with a grapefruit twist on the edge of a coupe or small cocktail glass.

For a drink on the rocks add some fresh mint, muddle some fresh mint with the syrup and grapefruit juice. Add ice to fill the glass. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and pour over the glass with ice and stir all together.

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