cocktails

Honey cocktails: eau de lavender

Liquor.com’s recipe for eau de lavender, from a larger collection of cocktails with honey. They all look and sound delightful, but I can vouch for the eau de lavender.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz Honey syrup1
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 dash Scrappy’s lavender bitters
  • Garnish: Lavender sprig

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker and dry-shake (without ice).
  2. Add ice and shake again to emulsify thoroughly.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a lavender sprig.

  1. Honey syrup: Add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan over medium heat. (You can experiment and decide how much of a honey flavor you want in your syrup. The more honey you use, the thicker the syrup and stronger in flavor it will be.) Stir until blended. Strain into a jar and seal tightly with a lid. Will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator. ↩︎

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This recipe requires an ice cream maker, we used the Deni Scoop Factory.

  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • .5 cups Bailey’s
  • dash vanilla

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