Great Gatsby Cocktail: Lavender French 75

Thanks to the all-star cast, gorgeous wardrobe, and seriously cool trailers, I’ve been anticipating Baz Luhrmann’s decadent Great Gatsby for months now. And after re-reading the classic (with little handwritten notes in the margins no less), I’m even more excited. I bought tickets for Saturday night and am starting off the weekend by whipping up a prohibition-era favorite: the French 75 with a lavender twist. This recipe and beautiful photography comes from Love & Lemons.

French 75
{image via Love & Lemons}

Mix the follow ingredients and serve in vintage glassware with a lemon wedge and sprig of lavender:
    • 2-4 teaspoons lavender syrup (a chilled and strained concoction of boiled lavender flowers, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water)
    • 4 tablespoons gin
    • Lemon juice to taste
    • 4 tablespoons champagne

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