This simple sour drink follows the classic sour recipe of 2 parts spirit to 1 part each citrus and sweet. The sweet lavender, tart lemon and aromatic gin complement each other beautifully on your nose and tongue. Try your own substitutions to come up with your own sours.
By / Photography By Heather Gill | May 15, 2012

Instructions

Rim half a martini glass with Lavender Sugar, then set aside. Vigorously shake lemon juice, Lavender-Rosemary Syrup and gin with ice, then strain into rimmed glass.

Editor's note: To gild the lily, add Edible Cocktail's recipe for Candied Lavender Sprigs.

Try with:
*Lavender-Rosemary Syrup recipe
*Lavender Sugar Rim recipe
*Candied Lavender Sprigs recipe

These recipes and notes are from a wonderful new book called Edible Cocktails: From Garden to Glass—Seasonal Cocktails with a Fresh Twist by Natalie Bovis, the Liquid Muse, F+W Media, April 2012.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 part fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 part homemade Lavender-Rosemary Syrup (see recipe below)*
  • 1 3/4 parts gin
  • Garnish: Lavender Sugar Rim (see recipe below)*
  • Extra garnish: Candied Lavender Sprigs (see note and recipe below)*
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