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Lemon and Lavender Sparklers

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A delicious cocktail with floral notes
Lemon and Lavender Sparklers
Kristen Mendiola/The Daily Meal; Shannon Kinsella/food styling

A simple yet refreshing cocktail with floral notes. You can smell the beautiful aroma from the fresh lavender in this bubbly cocktail. Add a sugary rim to pair with the zesty flavors in the drink.

Notes

For this cocktail recipe, chill for several hours.

For simple syrup, mix 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a small saucepan. Heat to a boil, then cover and cook for 2 minutes to completely dissolve sugar. Cool, then pour into a bottle. Refrigerate covered up to several weeks.

You can substitute 1 (12-ounce) container of frozen lemonade concentrate (undiluted) for the simple syrup to save time.

Ingredients

For the sugar rim

  • 3 Tablespoons sparkling sugar or granulated sugar crystals
  • 1 Teaspoon dried lavender
  • 1 Teaspoon finely minced fresh lavender leaves or mint leaves

For the cocktail

  • 3/4 Cups simple syrup, see note
  • 3/4 Cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Cup gold rum, or to taste
  • 2 fresh lavender sprigs or 1 or 2 drops food grade lavender essential oil
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle dry sparkling wine, such as Prosecco or Cava

Directions

For the sugar rim

Step 1: Mix 3 tablespoons sparkling sugar, 1 teaspoon dried lavender and 1 teaspoon minced fresh lavender or mint leaves in a small shallow dish. Dip the rim of a fluted glass in water, then dip into the sugar mixture to coat the rim. Let stand.

For the cocktail

Step 1: Mix 3/4 cups simple syrup, 3/4 cups lemon juice, 1-1 ¼ cups rum, 2 lavender sprigs (or oil drops) and 2 cups water in a pitcher. Refrigerate covered until very cold, at least 2 hours.

Step 2: To serve, stir rum mixture. Fill prepared glasses ½ full with rum mixture. Fill the glass to the rim with sparkling wine. Serve right away.