Lavender Blanc | Cocktail Party

Lavender Blanc

Lavender Blanc cocktail with Lillet Blanc, blanc vermouth, lavender bitters, and tonic water

We’re always on the hunt for drinks that make use of our ever-expanding library of bitters, so we were glad to find this simple, low-proof cocktail from Tyler Ott at the now-defunct Ox and Son in Santa Monica.

We were even gladder to finally drink it, once we’d collected the ingredients for it! We love white wine apéritif in cocktails (Ott uses Lillet Blanc), and blanc vermouth’s sweet funk punches it up another level.

We’ve also tried with with less-sweet dry vermouth, and we’d happily drink another – some people might actually prefer it that way, since blanc vermouth can sometimes come across as almost syrupy-sweet.

We’re not typically too fussy about garnish, but if you’ve got a sprig of fresh lavender on hand, it’d be a shame not to tuck it in the side of the glass.

Ingredients

Instructions

Stir everything (except the tonic water) with ice. Strain into an ice-filled short glass and top with tonic water. Give it a stir and garnish with a sprig of lavender or a slice of lime.

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