A floral, lavender-infused gin gimlet that makes for a crisp, simple, delicious cocktail that is so easy to make at home!
Make lavender simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and dried lavender buds to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour. Strain out the lavender.*
Combine 1 ounce lavender simple syrup, lime juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker or mixer with ice. Add ice and shake until mixed and very cold.**
Divide between two cocktail glasses and garnish with lavender if desired.
*Keep the leftover lavender simple syrup to spruce up your morning latte, put into homemade jam, or more. It will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 weeks.
**Shake for a minute or two, you want the ice to break down some.