It’s not easy to find recipes for cocktails with lavender bitters – which is a shame, since they bring such a lovely floral perfume to a drink. So we were understandably excited when Imbibe magazine published an article all about lavender bitters and the inventive bartenders who use them.
That article included this recipe for a Hummingbird, from bartender John Stanton at Chicago’s Sable Kitchen & Bar, and it’s the perfect introduction to this fragrant, delicate ingredient. The honey and orange blossom water turn the drink into a full-on bouquet, all tied together with a lemon-yellow ribbon.
- 2 parts Light rum
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ½ part Honey syrup
- 2 dashes Lavender bitters
- 4 drops Orange flower water
Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
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- Elements: Lavender Bitters from Imbibe magazine