This cocktail comes to us by way of bartender/astrologer Patricia Clark Hippolyte, who created it specifically for Gemini drinkers: it’s a two-fisted drink, and its lemon and lavender flavors are versatile enough to pair with either vodka or gin—one spirit for the first half of the sign, the second for the other.
For the Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. dried lavender
For the Cocktail
- 2 oz. vodka
- 2 oz. gin
- 2 oz. lavender simple syrup, divided
- 1 1⁄2 oz. lemon juice, divided
- 2 egg whites, divided
- Club soda, to top
- For the simple syrup: Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lavender; let cool to room temperature and strain. Makes about 1 cup, will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
- For the cocktail: Combine vodka, 1 oz. lavender simple syrup, ¾ oz. lemon juice, and one egg white in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled champagne coupe. Top with splash of club soda and spoon egg white foam from shaker over the top. Repeat process with gin for the second drink.