The Story Behind The Lavender Sidecar
Cognac often gets grouped in with sipping spirits, but it’s a versatile cocktail ingredient — in fact, many classic cocktails, like the Sidecar and original Sazerac, feature Cognac as a base spirit.
This drink uses lavender bitters and syrup to play on the floral notes of VS Cognac, an abbreviation that stands for “Very Special.” VS Cognacs are made from eau-de-vie that is at least two years old.
Lavender Syrup Ingredients
- 1 teaspoon dried lavender
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Lavender Syrup Directions
- Simmer all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally.
- Strain into a clean container, discarding solids.
- Let cool, and then store, covered.