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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cocktails and Prejudice

Inspired by Dutch & Co.'s fabulous mixologist Michelle, my friend Kristen and I thought we would create a cocktail of our very own to share on the blog. I will tell you it's not as easy as it looks. The next time you sample one of the many crafty cocktails available in Richmond right now, remember how much creativity, knowleadge, and dare I say love went into each recipe.

After a little research I found a wonderful recipe for lavender simple syrup and knew I wanted to incorporate that into our little experiment. The drink also had to include a little of the bubbly (because everything good does) and a solid base such as vodka or gin. St. Germain, a sweet elderflower liqueur, has also been a favorite of mine for a while so I wanted to see if I could incorporate that for a little bit of the unexpected.

Thus armed we set out on our mission. Again, not as easy as it looks. It took about four iterations before we settled on the flavor combination we liked. But it was definitely a lot of fun and I can't wait to try a few other ideas I've been bouncing around. I hope it inspires you to experiment and create your own recipe as well.


Austen Hill

1 tablespoon St. Germain
1 teaspoon lavender simple syrup (recipe here)
3 oz. vodka or gin

Shake the St. Germain, lavender syrup, and vodka/gin over ice then pour into a glass. Top of the cocktail with Prosecco and garnish with fresh raspberries. 


  1. This sounds delicious!!!! Can't wait to try it out!

  2. wow this sounds awesome! thanks for sharing the recipes - can't wait to try :)