Lavender Lillet Cocktail

I'm packing up the final accessories for my extra-long weekend home in Memphis, which will involve a house packed with family, food and catch-up sessions with long-time friends. My annual trek home for Passover (this year's Seder will host 52 people!) marks the entrance of Spring in its sweet entirety....and I could not be more thrilled. How appropriate that I crafted this lavender lillet cocktail with Camille this past week as a celebration of Spring and its dainty details, such as this lavender focal point. As Camille points out in our recipe, "There’s something about lavender that’s feminine and just plain pretty, don't you think?"

Not only did this four-ingredient spritzer photograph beautifully, but its floral undertones provide an unmatched palate -- oh, and don't forget a splash of refreshing bubbly on top! Keep reading for the recipe...

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lavender lillet cocktail

Makes 1 serving

for the lavender simple syrup: 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon dried lavender

for the cocktail: 2 oz. Lillet 1 oz. lemon juice splash of bubbly sprigs of lavender, for garnish (optional)

1. Make lavender simple syrup: in a medium saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon dried lavender to a simmer until sugar is dissolved. Turn off the heat and cool completely.

2. In a glass or flute, add Lillet, 1.5 ounces simple syrup and lemon juice. Top with a splash of bubbly and garnish with a lavender sprig.

seen on camille styles