This Lavender Berry cocktail, an innovative twist on the classic gin sour, will transport you to your happiest hour. The mixture of herbaceous and slightly sweet notes creates a pleasant, refreshing finish.
In my opinion, the key to creating a unique yet delicious cocktail is making sure the ingredients complement each other when combined. Gin sours are known to have a citrusy finish, so by adding in some berries to the mix, you smooth out the taste.
Not only is this a yummy concoction, but the color elevates the presentation as a whole!
When you take a sip of a Lavender Berry, you’ll immediately be hit with a sweet and fruity burst of flavor! It’s a mouthwatering concoction that combines the sweetness of blueberries with the floral notes of lavender and the botanicals of gin. This recipe is balanced by the herbal and floral notes of the lavender, which adds a unique and subtle flavor to the cocktail. I am such a fan of adding different types of simple syrups to my cocktails, and the lavender simple syrup turned out to be a delicious addition (and even inspired the name).
The egg white is a key ingredient in this cocktail, as it gives the drink a silky texture and a frothy, creamy top. This also adds the velvety mouthfeel that is the signature of a sour cocktail.
Plus, it’s easy to make, taking only minutes to prepare.
Step 1: Muddle blueberries in a beaker. Pour over the gin and continue to muddle together.
Step 2: Strain through a fine-meshed sieve, pressing down on the solids to extract all juice and gin. Discard the fruit pulp.
Step 3: Pour the blueberry gin mixture into a cocktail shaker and add the other ingredients. Shake for at least 30 seconds.
Step 4: Add ice to the shaker, cover and shake again for another 30 seconds.
Step 5: Strain the drink into a cocktail glasses and garnish with blueberries and flowers.
This is a cocktail for those of you who love a bit of tartness yet appreciate the botanical notes in gin. I’ve made this recipe countless times – my family can’t get enough of it! The combination of sweet blueberries, floral lavender, and botanical gin creates a well-rounded and satisfying flavor profile that is sure to impress.
So why not give it a try and experience the deliciousness of this unique and flavorful cocktail for yourself? Cheers!