This lavender-laced ice tea refresher cools to the core.
2 oz. green tea (chilled)
1 oz. lavender syrup (see below)
2 oz. ginger beer
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes grapefruit bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: grapefruit twist
Combine all ingredients, except ginger beer, and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass, top with ginger beer and garnish.
Lavender syrup: Combine 500 milliliters of simple syrup (1:1) with 5 grams of dried lavender in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and cool to room temperature before straining into a clean jar. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Oak at Fourteenth, Boulder, Colorado