While the ancient Romans used lavender water for their baths, Southern Californians put it in their cocktails. This concoction comes from the bar of Los Angeles-based chain Plan Check. We like that the lavender-infused water is nicely balanced with rye and Italian bitters. It's a clean, refreshing cocktail that will still pack a punch!
Kentucky Bubble Bath
Makes one cocktail
3 cups water
1/2 cup dried French lavender
2 ounces rye
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce agave syrup (1:1 ratio of agave to water)
3/4 ounce Cynar
1 ounce Lavender water
For the lavender water: Boil three cups of water and add 1/2 cup dried French lavender and let it sit overnight.
For the cocktail: Add ingredients to a Boston shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh English Lavender.