Lilac Gimlet

2014-07-07

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. Gin
  • ¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Lilac Syrup*
  • ¼ oz. Cocchi Americano (or similar)

  • Add all ingredients, with ice, to a Cocktail Shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass.

  • Garnish with Lilac Petals.

  • *See our Lilac Syrup recipe/video

This is a perfect cocktail! Sweet, complex, delicious, and beautiful. The botanicals from the gin meld perfectly with the flowery sweetness of the lilac syrup which itself is tempered with a hint of a bitterness from the aperitif. A bitter bite is needed to rein-in the sweet flowery perfuminess of the lilac syrup. This is a great cocktail to be enjoyed in early summer in the garden under the sun and amongst the birds and the bees. It has a beautiful sea-water blue green color that you’ll enjoy just as much as its incredible flavorful. Truly one of our favorites. Be sure to check out our other lilac-inspired cocktails and enjoy these delights all summer long!

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