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Cocktail: Black Lavender


Alicia Walton, Elixir.

This recipe was demonstrated on May 14, 2008 at a cocktail demonstration and tasting event during San Francisco Cocktail Week.

Makes one cocktail


4 blackberries
1 barspoon dried lavender
1 barspoon honey, preferably lavender honey
Splash of simple syrup
0.5 ounce lemon juice
1.5 ounces aged dark rum, preferably Zacapa 23 year
0.5 ounce Tuaca (vanilla-flavored liqueur)


  1. Muddle blackberries with lavender, honey, syrup and lemon juice. Add rum and Tuaca.

  2. Shake vigorously and double strain over ice. (For multiple cocktails, the honey and simple syrup can be combined into a honey syrup – just add a half-ounce of syrup for each drink).



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