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L Words

L Words low-proof sparkling cocktail with mead, lemon juice, lavender bitters, and sparkling wine

Mead gets short shrift in the cocktail world, but the L Words from spirits writer Sam Slaughter proves that it’s an ingredient deserving of more focus. Lemon and lavender are familiar partners to mead’s honey flavor, and a dry sparkling wine keeps the syrupy sweetness in check.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients (except the sparkling wine) with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Top with the sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.

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