Lavender Fizz

by James Stevenson

With the freezing weather that is sticking around this week I wanted to share a cocktail that is ideal for sitting at home by the fireplace with friends. This Lavender Fizz is a cocktail that will certainly impress your friends and will take your cocktail game to the next level. I personally love a great fizz, they are fresh, delicious, and can be modified in so many ways, making just minor adjustments to really elevate the final product. I actually discovered a delicious lychee soda while down in Mexico City and it reminded me of the warm weather of Australia, where my sister is obsessed with Lychee cocktails. As it was a refreshing soda, I couldn’t just create a Lychee Martini, so I thought of a cocktail with subtle bones that would allow the lychee to play its part, and the Gin Fizz sprung to mind.

It was perfect, a cocktail that has a solid base, yet still allowed me to be creative. I am also really looking forward to spring and wanted a flavor that really embodies the wonderful colors and scents that I imagine when strolling through the park, so I looked into which syrups I had, and the bottle of Monin Lavender immediately caught my attention; it was perfect. With its wonderful color and delicate flavor profile, it paired with the gin, lemon juice, and lychee soda perfectly, I couldn’t wait to share it with my friends.

Recipe:

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce Monin Lavender Syrup
  • ½ ounce half & half
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 5 ounces Lychee Velvet Soda (top)

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into a champagne flute
  4. Top with lychee soda
  5. Garnish & Enjoy!

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