Lavender is well-known for its calming qualities and intoxicating scent, so it only makes sense to shake into this smooth spring sipper. Toast the change of seasons with this vibrant variant on the gin martini using a house-made lavender syrup and bright Meyer lemon finished off with effervescent Prosecco. Enjoy the fruity floral flavors of this Lavender Gin Martini Spritzer.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes for Lavender Syrup
Yield: 1; 8-ounce
Glassware: 8-ounce rocks glass
Add gin, dry vermouth, lavender syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until the shaker becomes cold and frosty.
Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Top off with a float of Prosecco and garnish with a lemon wheel and sprig of lavender.
Lavender Syrup Recipe:
Combine 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon fresh lavender blossoms (you can also use a tsp of dried blossoms found in many health food stores) in a small pot set to medium-high heat. Bring syrup to a boil, reduce heat, and stir while the mixture simmers for 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove pot from the heat and let it steep for 20 minutes. Strain out solids and use or store the mixture in the refrigerator.