1/2 oz Lavender Syrup (find a recipe here)
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into a small cocktail coupe. Top with 1 oz Dibon Cava and garnish with a lemon twist.
A few Thursdays ago, I ventured over to Spoke Wine Bar and I found a seat in front of Drink alum Lena Webb. I was quite pleased that I could return the favor since Lena has graced my bar at Russell House Tavern before. For a cocktail, I requested the Secret Weapon. Lena described how this was California Gold's take on the French 75. I have no clue if Cali was influenced by the lavender in bloom these days or by her old co-worker Misty Kalkofen's love of lavender syrup such as in the 1820, but the effect here was delightful.