friday at five :: the leo lavender


This delicious combo is from Smith & Ratliff, check out their cocktails and  sublime blog that covers everything from food, drink, style, and travel.

Laura’s rendition: Chop up a handful of lavender blossoms, allowing them to release their aromas and oils. Muddle blooms with 2 ounces of gin, an ounce of simple syrup, a 1/2 ounce of Crème Yvette, and 3/4 ounce of lemon juice.

(As a side note, Crème Yvette is a very old spirit that just recently returned to the market; it can be tough to find. You can order it from Astor Wines & Spirits, or, if you can’t find it, you can substitute Crème de Violette.)

After shaking and straining these ingredients in a Collins glass, top with soda and garnish with fresh lavender blossoms.


  1. This looks so lovely! 😀

  2. Heidie Makes

    sounds delicious!

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