Elegant French Lavender Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Agh, the French Lavender Gimlet – it’s so elegant! Imagine yourself in a quaint café in the heart of Provence, the gentle fragrance of lavender wafting through the air, as you sip on a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail – the French Lavender Gimlet.

This drink is a beautiful mix of classic gimlet charm with a delightful, floral twist. Thanks to Monin Lavender Syrup, you can recreate this elegant experience right in your own home.

🩷 Why You’ll Love with This Lavender Gimlet Cocktail

  • A Touch of French Elegance: Every sip of this gimlet transports you to the lavender fields of France, offering a unique twist on the traditional gimlet.
  • Simple Yet Sophisticated: With just a few high-quality ingredients, this recipe is straightforward but doesn’t compromise on sophistication.
  • Refreshing and Flavorful: The combination of fresh lime juice and lavender syrup creates a perfectly balanced, refreshing drink with a gorgeous floral undertone.
  • Perfect for Special Occasions: Whether it’s a dinner party, a romantic evening, or just a moment of self-pampering, this cocktail adds a special touch.

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🍓 Ingredients for the Lavender Gimlet Recipe

lavender gimlet in glasses
  • 2 oz Gin: Opt for a high-quality gin to enhance the overall flavor (use Empress Elderflower Gin for bolder color and to make this “French” as well).
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice: Freshness is key for that zesty, bright taste.
  • 1/2 oz Monin Lavender Syrup: Infuses the drink with its signature lavender essence.
  • Ice: Crucial for chilling and diluting the cocktail to perfection.
  • Garnish: A lime wheel or a sprig of lavender for that extra flair and fragrance.

🍽️ Equipment for Making This Lavender Gin Gimlet

  • Cocktail Shaker: To mix and chill the ingredients effectively.
  • Jigger: For precise measurement of the liquids.
  • Strainer: To ensure a smooth pour into your glass.
  • Coupe or Martini Glass: For a classic and elegant presentation.

Step-by-Step Instructions

lavender gimlet in glasses
  1. Chill Your Glass: Place your glass in the freezer to chill while you prepare the cocktail.
  2. Combine Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, fresh lime juice, and Monin Lavender Syrup.
  3. Shake It Up: Add a handful of ice to the shaker. Seal it tightly and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into your chilled glass. The ice should remain in the shaker.
  5. Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish with a lime wheel or a lavender sprig. Take a moment to savor the aroma of your lavender cocktail before your first sip.

👋 PRO TIPS

lavender gimlet in glasses
  • Lavender Syrup Alternative: If you don’t have Monin Lavender Syrup, you can make your own lavender simple syrup by simmering water, sugar, and dried lavender flowers, then straining.
  • Serving Suggestion: For a non-alcoholic version, replace gin with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic spirit.
  • Seasonal Twist: In summer, add a scoop of lemon or lime sorbet to the glass before pouring the drink for a refreshing twist.

Final Sip

lavender gimlet in glasses

There you have it – a French Lavender Gimlet that’s as enchanting to the palate as it is to the eyes. This recipe is more than just a cocktail; it’s an experience, a moment of indulgence, a sip of French sophistication. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or new to the world of cocktails, this gimlet is sure to impress and delight. Cheers to your new favorite drink!

lavender gimlet in glasses

French Lavender Gimlet

Agh, the French Lavender Gimlet – it’s so elegant! Imagine yourself in a quaint café in the heart of Provence, the gentle fragrance of lavender wafting through the air, as you sip on a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail – the French Lavender Gimlet.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, French
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker: To mix and chill the ingredients effectively.
  • Jigger: For precise measurement of the liquids.
  • Strainer: To ensure a smooth pour into your glass.
  • Coupe or Martini Glass: For a classic and elegant presentation.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Gin Opt for a high-quality gin to enhance the overall flavor use Empress Elderflower Gin for bolder color and to make this “French” as well.
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice Freshness is key for that zesty bright taste.
  • 1/2 oz Monin Lavender Syrup Infuses the drink with its signature lavender essence.
  • Ice Crucial for chilling and diluting the cocktail to perfection
  • Garnish A lime wheel or a sprig of lavender for that extra flair and fragrance.

Instructions
 

  • Chill Your Glass: Place your glass in the freezer to chill while you prepare the cocktail.
  • Combine Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, fresh lime juice, and Monin Lavender Syrup.
  • Shake It Up: Add a handful of ice to the shaker. Seal it tightly and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into your chilled glass. The ice should remain in the shaker.
  • Garnish and Enjoy: Garnish with a lime wheel or a lavender sprig. Take a moment to savor the aroma before your first sip.

Notes

  • Lavender Syrup Alternative: If you don’t have Monin Lavender Syrup, you can make your own by simmering water, sugar, and dried lavender flowers, then straining.
  • Serving Suggestion: For a non-alcoholic version, replace gin with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic spirit.
  • Seasonal Twist: In summer, add a scoop of lemon or lime sorbet to the glass before pouring the drink for a refreshing twist.
Keyword french, gimlet, lavender

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