Lavender Sour

Lavender Cocktail
Lavender Sour
JB Bernstein, bar manager at Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia, celebrates summer with this simple, floral gin cocktail, sweetened with lavender-infused syrup and garnished with lavender dust.Matt Taylor-Gross

JB Bernstein, bar manager at Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia, celebrates summer with this simple, floral gin cocktail, sweetened with lavender-infused syrup and garnished with lavender dust.

Lavender Sour
Celebrate summer with this simple, floral gin cocktail, sweetened with lavender-infused syrup and garnished with lavender dust.
Yield: makes one cocktail

For the Lavender Syrup and Dust

  • 1 cup plus 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 12 tbsp. dried lavender
  • Pinch of sea salt

For the Cocktail

  • 1 12 oz. dry gin, preferably Portobello Road
  • 34 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 oz. green chartreuse
  • 12 oz. lavender syrup
  • 1 egg white

Instructions

  1. To make the syrup, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 12 tablespoons lavender, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high; cook until sugar has dissolved.
  2. To make the lavender dust, combine remaining sugar, lavender, and a pinch of sea salt in a spice grinder; grind until smooth.
  3. To make the cocktail, combine gin, juice, chartreuse, syrup, and egg white in a cocktail shaker; shake vigorously, then add ice and shake again. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lavender dust.