Best of the Bar: Lavender Champagne Cocktail


Lavender Champagne Cocktail 
(great  as a warm-weather cocktail or as a drink for a purple-themed shower or wedding!) 

6 ounces prosecco, Champange, or sparkling wine (I used La Marca Prosecco, and it was fantastic with the lavender!) 

1.5-2 teaspoons lavender simple syrup (recipe below) 

1 sprig fresh lavender for garnish (I just bought a small lavender plant at the local nursery for about $3, but a high-end grocery store may carry it pre-cut!)

Pour simple syrup into a champagne flute, top with Prosecco or Champagne, and garnish with a sprig of lavender! (Word to the wise: don't stir the champagne into the syrup. Just trust me on this one. Bubbly everywhere!)


Lavender Simple Syrup


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon dried lavender (found at my local specialty spice store)

In a saucepan, mix sugar and water together. Bring the mixture to a boil, ensuring all of the sugar is well-dissolved. Add the tablespoon of lavender, stir in, and immediately remove from the heat. Next, let the mixture, including the lavender, completely cool. Using a fine mesh strainer (note: I double strained mine to get as much of the lavender pieces out as I could, but some tiny pieces remained- that's totally fine), strain the syrup into a resealable container, and refrigerate. The simple syrup should keep for about a month in the fridge! I think it would be fantastic in lemonade or tea, too! 

Note: if you're using 1.5-2 teaspoons per cocktail, the simple syrup recipe above should yield approximately 12-16 cocktails. Cheers! 




A big thank you to La Marca Prosecco for providing the prosecco for this recipe! You can find out where to purchase La Marca here.


2 comments:

  1. That looks so yummy! :)

    XO
    Erin
    http://www.winkandatwirl.com/

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  2. Strand Style SpotterJune 12, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Num! Everything looks amazing!

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