Cheers to the last days of summer

Before we get excited about the coziness of fall, we really need to embrace these last bits of summer and all her wonderful harvest. Lavender is one of the most lovely herbs and can be used in so many different ways. From savory entrées to chocolate desserts to refreshing cocktails. Here is a delicious summer drink that is sure to help to embrace what just might be a little evening chill.


The Villeroy & Boch American Bar series is perfect for cocktail hour.


Lavender Collins

2 oz Leopold’s Gin
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1.5 oz Lavender Syrup (recipe below)
3 oz Club Soda (+/- to taste)
Stir gin, lemon juice and syrup together in a Collins glass.
Add 2-3 ice cubes and top with Club Soda.
Garnish with a lavender stalk and some petals, if you wish.

Lavender Syrup
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Filtered Water
1.5 Tbsp Lavender Buds
We recommend the hot infusion method provided by

Recipe provided by