Honey Lavender Lemontini

TGIF, B!tches! The weekend is here and it’s time to let your hair down! What better way than with a delicious cocktail? I decided to use gin for this beverage, even though I am usually a vodka girl. I thought that the honey and the lavender would be a perfect accent to the floral notes of juniper in the gin. Not so shockingly, I was dead on the money! This is a simple drink and could be made in larger batches for a gathering, but I am going to make a pair. You will need the following:

  • Gin, I used Hendrick’s
  • Bar Keep’s Lavender Bitters
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of mint
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • Club soda

Directions:

  1. Add mint, honey and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker or pint glass.
  2. Use a muddling tool to grind your ingredients. Just enough to release the flavor of the mint into the lemon and the honey. If you don’t have a muddling tool, the dull end of a butter knife will do.
  3. Pour two generous shots of gin into the shaker, and give it a swirl.
  4. Fill two rocks glasses with ice and add 4-6 drops of the lavender bitters into each glass.
  5. Strain into the rocks glasses and top off with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!

I found this cocktail to be light and refreshing and not too sweet. If you prefer a drink that is more on the sweet side, add 4 Tbsp. (2 per serving) honey or more to your liking. I hope you all make a reason to celebrate this weekend and that you will drink responsibly, because seriously, trips to jail, the E.R. or the morgue are all total buzzkills. Swearing Mom out! IMG_2028IMG_2026

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. jandazza says:

    Oh, hell YUM!

  2. Boozygirls says:

    Looks delish!

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