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Lavender in Cocktails

A Mixologist's Study of Flavors

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Lavender

Photo Credit: © Humberto Marques
  • Tasting Notes:
    Lavender has a penetrating, sweetly floral, and spicy aroma with lemon and mint notes; the taste echoes the aroma with undertones of camphor and a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. The flowers have the strongest fragrance, but leaves can also be used.
  • Can be used as a syrup.
  • Combines well with:
    blackberries, blueberries, cherries, damsons, mulberries, plums, strawberries, rhubarb

  • Cocktail recipe: Paulista
    • 12 blueberries
    • 20ml Lavender syrup
    • 12.5ml Blueberry liqueur
    • 25ml lime juice
    • 50ml Beija-Flor Velha Cachaca
    Shake over ice and double strain into a cocktail glass.
    Glass rimmed with lavender sugar.

Source: Humberto Marques

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