The classic “Soixante Quinze” with a twist of lavender.
A well-balanced drink, with herbaceous notes from the gin, a pleasant tartness from the citrus, and a hint of floral sweetness from the lavender simple syrup. Lastly, the champagne gives the drink a refreshing effervescence. Salut!
Yield: 1 Cocktail
Mis en Place
1.5 Oz Gin
3/4 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
3/4 Oz Lavender Simple Syrup
2 Oz or so Champagne or Bubbly
Lavender for Garnish
Combine equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil.
Take off heat and place lavender sprigs in syrup, cover to infuse.
Let cool before using.
Combine gin, juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
Strain into a coupe style glass and top with Champagne.
Garnish with additional lavender sprigs.