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May 2008

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Let these flower-inspired drinks power the fun at your next party.

Makes: 1 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 5 mins

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon fresh lavender leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried lavender leaves), plus 1 sprig for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • Ice cubes
  • Prosecco, chilled
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1/4 cup fresh lavender leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried lavender) and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. In a shaker, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon fresh or dried lavender leaves, the gin and 1 1/2 tablespoons lavender syrup (reserve the remaining syrup for another use); muddle, using a wooden spoon. Add ice cubes and shake. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute and top with prosecco. Garnish with the lavender sprig.