Lavender Side Car

Lavender Side Car

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Credit: Oscar Morales
The National Culinary Review, November 2008


1 1/2 oz. ounces brandy
1/4 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. lavender/honey syrup (recipe follows)
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Dash of orange bitters

Lavender/Honey Syrup
1/4 oz. dried lavender
4 oz. honey
8 oz. hot water (180°F-200°F)


Combine all ingredients in ice-fil|ed cocktail shaker. Shake until cold; strain into sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with lavender sprig or purple edible flower.

Lavender/Honey Syrup
Combine lavender, honey and hot water in small bowl or metal tumbler of Boston Shaker; stir to dissolve honey. Allow lavender to steep in mixture until it cools; strain through sieve to remove lavender. Transfer syrup to bottle; keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.


Beverage, The National Culinary Review

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