Recipe and photo's by Becca Wyant.
Lavender is delightful, isn’t it? It has this prettiness to it that feels so kind and honest. These gentle notes are why I’ve come to mix with lavender so much over the past couple of years.
Lavender can surprise you when it joins forces with alcohol. It can be loud, tricky, gentle, uplifting, and confusing. The use of this somewhat minty flower can take you on an unexpected journey.
With this cocktail, I used lavender more subtly and it’s primarily reflected as the end note. With a mix of boldness from whiskey, creaminess from orgeat, and slight citrus from lemon, lavender brings the earthy, crisp, and gentle conclusion. Fresh lavender and lemon is one of my favorite combinations. Usually I’d pair the two with gin (which would be a tasty take on this recipe), but I really liked the whiskey depth for this version.
This is a simple mix that looks great and tastes lovely. Though created to be served up, you could easily adapt the recipe to be served on the rocks. Looking for more creative ways to adapt this drink? Consider serving in a highball glass topped with DRY’s Sparkling Lavender Soda. The lighter feel is ideal when the sun is out and games are afoot!
1.5 oz Spirit Works Rye Whiskey
0.25 oz Lemon Juice
0.5 oz BarDaddy Orgeat
3 Dashes Scrappy’s Bitters Lavender Bitters
Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain into a glass with or without fresh cubed ice and garnish with lemon and lavender.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Becca Wyant is a photographer/Designer by day and Writer/Mixologist by night living in Oakland, California.
"With sarcasm in my back pocket and shaker in hand, I'm imbibing around with curiosity and my self-appointed drinking task. Inspired by great people, great places, and randomness in my life--I fill my time with adventures in the world of spirits and creating cocktails that capture the moments we love."
Find more information about Becca on her website: Bar de Bex