Mother’s Day Cocktail


May is lilac season in Minnesota, and this is a very easy (and delicious) introduction to foraging. My sister and brother-in-law were in town a few years ago and we invented this cocktail. Given the season, it is the perfect cocktail to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Start by making lilac simple syrup. Simply heat 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and a few bunches of lilac over low heat until warm. Strain out the lilac and refrigerate.

3/4 oz lilac simple syrup

2 oz gin

1 oz Lillet Blanc or Lillet Rose

4-5 drops of bitterbliss raspberry lavender bitters (or a similar bitters, such as rhubarb)

Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir 20+ times to ensure proper blending. strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lilac leaves. Enjoy with someone you love.




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