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Big Spoon: Botanical Fizz Cocktail


  • 2 oz of your preferred gin of choice

  • 1 oz. St. Germaine elderflower liqueur

  • Non alcoholic option or replacement for St. Germain: Lavender Syrup

    • Create your own homemade lavender simple syrup by following instructions below. 

  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice

  • 3 fresh sage leaves 

  • Grapefruit or classic Pellegrino mineral water


  1. Place ingredients including sage leaves in a cocktail shaker. (Do not use Pellegrino yet)

  2. Muddle sage leaves with bar spoon  

  3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice

  4. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and top with Pellegrino

  5. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and lavender sprig for aroma

Lavender Syrup Ingredients

  • ¾ cups of water

  • ¾ cups of sugar

  • 3 tablespoons of food-grade dried lavender


  1. Put all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer

  2. Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely

  3. Once dissolved- Take off heat and steep for 10 minutes

  4. Use a mesh strainer to separate the lavender flowers and buds from the syrup

  5. The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator

  6. Pour into an airtight container

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