Our Lavender Bee’s Knees cocktail is a drink for gin lovers and gin haters alike. (Really.) The crowing touch: the lavender honey syrup. Simple to make, it’s the ingredient that adds a modern touch to this classic Art Deco cocktail.
To make the lavender honey syrup, add the hot water into a bowl, then add the lavender buds. Whisk in the honey and keep whisking until evenly mixed. Let cool and allow the mixture to steep overnight (to really bring out the floral notes). The next day, pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove the lavender bits from your honey syrup. Don’t be in a rush on this step – it can take a bit for the syrup to be strained.
To make the cocktail, run the cut lime around the rims of two coupe style cocktail glasses and dip into the lavender flavored sugar. Set aside. Add the gin, lemon juice, lavender honey syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover and shake vigorously until the shaker is chilled. Strain into the prepared cocktail glasses. Garnish with lavender spring and serve.
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Want a drink recipe to pair with this popcorn for your James Bond movie night? Try the Americano Cocktail – which is the first drink 007 ordered in the Bond novels. You can find the recipe here.