I am one picky lady when it comes to cocktails. I'm honestly just really hard to please. If it's not a craft cocktail, I generally don't want it. So, I've become really good at making drinks at home or at parties so I can feel taken care of.
What I like to endearingly call "trouble" was born recently from my renewed love of gin thanks to lots of gin fizz on a trip to New Orleans. I had forgotten just how versatile gin is and that it goes with one of my favorite flavors in the world: lavender. It looks pretty and complicated, but I promise it's not. However, it's dangerous because it's so drinkable. I could sip this down real quick.
2 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz lavender simple syrup
1 tbs lemon juice
1 oz Empress 1908 gin
roses and lavender for garnish
- Mix the grapefruit juice, lavender simple syrup and lemon juice.
- Transfer to a glass of ice.
- Layer the Empress 1908 on top for a layered look, but mix when you're ready to drink.
- Garnish with pretty things. I used some roses for my tea and fresh lavender from the garden.
See? Easy peasy. :)
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