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Lavanda

Doesn’t this sound like a risqué dance that’s only mentioned in heated whispers along the back walls of respected waltz ballrooms? Before the main waltzers decide to take it to the streets, that is, slipping out of their upright facades (and limiting buttoned-up clothing) to embrace the sensuality of the Lavanda in a Lavanda dance-off against those shady (but cute) across-the-tracks dancers. Whew, all this hip-shaking is enough to make anyone thirsty. May I suggest the real Lavanda as a quencher?
Ingredients
  Lavender sprigs 4
  Gin 3 Ounce
  Lavender simple syrup 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Ice cubes 4
  Prosecco 4 Fluid Ounce, chilled
Directions

Place the flowers from two lavender sprigs, the gin, and the lavender simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle well.

Fill the cocktail shaker halfway full with ice cubes. Shake like a dancer.

Strain into two flute glasses. Top each with chilled Prosecco, and garnish each with a lavender sprig. Serve immediately.

Note: To make lavender simple syrup, place 1/4 cup chopped fresh lavender, 2 cups sugar, and 1-1/2 cups water in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring regularly, until it reaches a low boil. Once it reaches that low boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and keep the syrup a simmer, still stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. This makes about 3 cups. You can cut these measurements in half to make a smaller amount.

This recipe has been excerpted from Champagne Cocktails. To purchase this book visit, Amazon.com.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Drink: 
Cocktail, Alcohol
Servings: 
2

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