Lavender Honey Gin cocktail


In the spirit of warm weather days ahead, a little cocktail inspiration for you! I am not a big hard alcohol person, but lately I have been really enjoying a gin cocktail. This recipe which is often called "The Bee's Knees,"  is especially delicious because of the citrus and the honey and very easy to make. I have been taking a bee-keeping class the last few months, which has been truly fascinating, so hopefully one day I will be making these cocktail with honey from my very own bees! 




• 1 1/2 oz gin

• 1 oz fresh lemon juice

• 3/4 oz lavender honey syrup

Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake, strain, and serve over ice. Garnish with a fresh lavender sprig.

Lavender Honey Syrup

• 1 cup water

• 1 cup honey

• 1 ounce dried lavender

Combine water and honey in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Add dried lavender and allow it to steep until cool. Strain simple syrup. (NOTE: if you don't have dried lavender, you can eliminate for a honey simple syrup.)