Lavender Lillet Fizz Cocktail Recipe
While December holds holiday celebrations, I always love January because the celebrations this month feel more intimate. A low key double date with friends from your neighborhood, a book club party with new friends who will hold you accountable to reading one good book each month, or even a simple night in that you want to make a little fancy to toast to the first weekend of the new year.
Whatever you may be celebrating this month - I have the perfect cocktail for you that feels and tastes just as fresh as January!
This Lavender Lillet Fizz cocktail from the 2019 Cocktail Calendar will be the perfect cozy celebration drink, as the lavender will provide a sense of calming that blends so perfectly with the little pop of excitement from the bubbly!
lavender lillet fizz cocktail
for the lavender simple syrup:
1 tablespoon of lavender flowers
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of water
for the lavender lillet fizz cocktail:
2 ounces of Lillet blanc
1 ounce of champagne
1/2 ounce of Belvoir elderflower lemonade
Fresh lavender sprigs for garnish
for the lavender simple syrup:
In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water and sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
Stir in the lavender, and bring the mixture to a boil.
Lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer the mixture until it becomes thick (the syrup consistency!). Recommended time is about 15 minutes.
Remove the syrup from heat, and strain the syrup with a fine mesh strainer to separate the syrup from the lavender flowers.
Let the syrup cool completely before adding it to the cocktail!
*The lavender simple syrup can be made in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.
for the lavender lillet fizz cocktail
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the Lillet blanc, Belvoir elderflower lemonade, and 1/2 ounce of your lavender simple syrup to the shaker, and shake vigorously.
Strain the mixture into a chilled glass.
Top the cocktail with your champagne!
Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh lavender, and enjoy immediately!
2019 cocktail calendar
If you love celebrating with cocktails as much as I do, you are going to LOVE the 2019 Cocktail Calendar!!
Each month of this cocktails from the garden inspired 2018 Cocktail Calendar features a different illustrated cocktail that is perfectly fitting for that month and season.
I will post the recipe for each month's cocktail here on my blog at the beginning of every month, giving you plenty of time to incorporate the drink into any celebrations you are hosting or attending!
If you try this recipe or display your January calendar design in your home, I'd love to see! Share on Instagram with the hashtag #sjmcocktails and tag me @simplyjessicamarie so I can follow along and share your photo on my page/stories, too!
cocktail art prints
A handful of the paintings from the 2019 Cocktail Calendar will be freshly picked for a new art print collection, which will be released this January!
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