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A COCKTAIL INSPIRED BY THE BOOK BY ANNE RICE
Prepare the lavender syrup. Meanwhile, set a coupe glass in the freezer or at the back of the fridge to chill. Once the syrup is cool and the glass is frosted, rinse with absinthe, coating the glass thoroughly and discarding the excess. Set aside. Add the Campari, lavender syrup, and orange blossom water to a shaker, along with a large cube or chunk of ice. Agitate vigorously until the ice breaks up, then strain into the chilled glass. Top generously with champagne.
- 1 c water
- 1 c sugar
- 1/4 c dried organic lavender
Mix all ingredients together in a small pot, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once cool, strain and discard solids. Store in a glass bottle or jar and keep refrigerated.