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Lavender Lemon Fizz

Lillet is a noted French wine-based aperitif, which comes in three different flavors: blanc, rosé and rouge. While it can be served alone and chilled as a dinner wine, I love adding it to cocktails.
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Keyword apperatif, champagne, lavender, lemon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 (5-ounce) cocktail.

Ingredients

For the lavender simple syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lavender flowers

For the sparkling lavender cocktail:

  • 2 ounces Lillet blanc
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Champagne
  • Lavender sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

For the lavender simple syrup:

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together sugar with 1 cup of water until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the lavender then bring the mixture to a boil then lower heat to medium-low and simmer until thick and syrupy, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and use a fine mesh strainer to strain the lavender flowers from the simple syrup. Let cool completely.
  • The simple syrup can be made ahead of time and stored, refrigerated, in an airtight container for up to a week.

For the sparkling lavender cocktail:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Lillet blanc, lemon juice and ½ ounce of the lavender simple syrup and shake vigorously.
  • Strain the cocktail with a cocktail shaker into a chilled 5-ounce coupe glass.
  • Top off with champagne. Garnish with sprigs of lavender and serve immediately.