The Lavender Gimlet with Rosemary is perfect for your spring and summer cocktails! If you’re a fan of floral and herbaceous cocktails, then you’re in for a treat with this unique twist on a classic gimlet. Made with purple gin, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, elderflower liqueur, and smoked with lavender, this cocktail is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.
All About The Rosemary and Lavender Gimlet
To start, let’s talk about the star of the show: the purple gin. This unique gin gets its color from a flower called the butterfly pea, which not only looks stunning but also adds a slightly earthy and floral note to the spirit. When combined with the other ingredients, it creates a complex flavor profile that is truly exceptional.
Next up, we have the lime juice, which provides a refreshing tartness that pairs perfectly with the floral notes of the gin. The rosemary simple syrup adds a subtle herbaceousness and sweetness to the drink, while the elderflower liqueur lends a delicate floral note that enhances the overall bouquet.
But what about the lavender smoke, you ask? To add a touch of smokiness to the drink, place your Smokeshow Smoker to infuse the cocktail with lavender smoke. This technique is not only visually stunning but also adds a subtle smokiness that complements the other flavors in the drink. This brings the lavender gimlet to the next level!
To make this cocktail, you’ll need:
- 2 oz. purple gin
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 1 oz. rosemary simple syrup
- 1/2 oz. elderflower liqueur
- Lavender sprigs for smoking and garnish
To start, fill a shaker with ice and add the purple gin, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, and elderflower liqueur. Give it a good shake until the ingredients are well combined and chilled. Pour into a glass. Place the smoker on top, add a pinch of dust, and smoke!
Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass and garnish with a fresh lavender sprig. The resulting cocktail is a beautiful shade of purple with a delicate floral aroma and a complex flavor profile that will keep you coming back for more.
In conclusion, this gimlet made with purple gin, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, elderflower liqueur, and smoked with lavender is a cocktail that is not only beautiful to look at but also delicious to taste. It’s the perfect way to impress your guests or treat yourself to something special.
Rosemary and Lavender Gimlet
- 1 pot for simple syrup
- 1 heat-safe sealable container
- 1 Smokeshow Cocktail Smoker
- 1 Butane Torch
Roesmary Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5-6 sprigs rosemary
- 2/5 oz Purple Gin
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz Rosemary simple syrup
- 1/2 oz elderflower
Garnish & Smoke
- 1 pinch Lavender Smoke Dust Rosemary works well too!
Rosemary Simple Syrup
- Combine ingredients in a pot over medium-high heat. Let cool and transfer to a heat-safe container.1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 5-6 sprigs rosemary
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigoursly!2/5 oz Purple Gin, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1 oz Rosemary simple syrup, 1/2 oz elderflower
- Strain into coupe glass.
Garnish & Smoke
- Add a pinch of lavender dust and smoke away! Enjoy!1 pinch Lavender Smoke Dust