The Joanna (Serves 1)
On my travels through the internet searching for cocktail recipes (with of course Menu Mistress always in mind!), I came across this recipe for ‘The Joanna’. It immediately caught my eye as it is made with ‘Lavender Bitters’, which are the newest addition to my cocktail cabinet (check out last months Lavender Martini here!). The Joanna is a sophisticated cocktail. Despite its vodka base, it has a light and refreshing finish due to the combination of fino sherry, lavender bitters and elderflower liqueur. Enjoy!
6 drops of Lavender Bitters
25ml fino sherry
25ml dry vermouth
1 tablespoon St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
A handful of ice
(a sprig of lavender to decorate – optional)
- Place the lavender bitters, vodka, fino sherry, dry vermouth and elderflower liqueur in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake for about 15 seconds until the shaker is cold.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and decorate with a sprig of lavender (if using)
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