EMPRESS LAVENDER GIMLET
2 oz (60 ml) Empress 1908 gin
1 oz (30 ml) lemon juice
½ oz (15 ml) Lavender Syrup, make ahead, recipe follows
fresh or dried lavender, for garnish
2 cups (500 ml) sugar
2 cups (500 ml) water
2 oz (60 ml) muddled/crushed lavender buds
- Shake and strain ingredients over ice into a double rocks glass. Garnish with fresh or dried lavender or other edible flowers.
- To make LAVENDER SYRUP: Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring regularly. Allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, remove from heat and add crushed lavender. Steep lavender for 1 to 2 hours; strain before using.