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Lavender Rum Cocktail

Make This Light and Floral Cocktail Your Signature Wedding Drink

The following post was written by Craig Chapman, who blogs at Real Food Real Kitchens and is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.

When Brooklyn-born and -raised Bridget Firtle started her own small-batch distillery called the Noble Experiment, she was in for a life-changing adventure. Leaving her job working for a hedge fund to start this business was life-changing in a big way . . . sort of like getting married is life-changing in a big way! So to help take that edge off a bit, and add some deliciousness to the experience, it seemed fitting to share this floral cocktail made from her distillery's rum, a spirit that is as full and memorable as the special day of your wedding.

Luck You Got Cocktail

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
For the lavender syrup:
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 1/2 heaping tablespoons of fresh culinary lavender
1 1/2 heaping tablespoons of dried culinary lavender

For the cocktail:
1 1/2 ounces of white rum such as Owney's
3/4 ounce of lavender syrup
1/2 ounce of maraschino liqueur, such as Luxardo
1/2 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Dried lavender for garnish

Directions

  1. Make the lavender syrup: In a small saucepan, bring to a boil 1 cup of water, the sugar, and lavender.
  2. Let cool, and strain through a fine-mesh strainer.
  3. Make the cocktail: Add the rum, lavender syrup, maraschino liqueur, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a pinch of dried lavender.

For more on Bridget Firtle's story, visit The Noble Experiment NYC.

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