Chartruese & Lavender Sour

A floral and citrus lavender cocktail made with Chartreuse, a delicious French herbal liqueur. Now I am not generally into featuring liqueurs as the main spirit in our cocktail creations; however, I duly acknowledge their place as an important flavour component in many classic cocktails.

From chocolate, coffee and crème liqueurs to floral, herbal and nutty liqueurs these flavours are typically sweet and can be easily substituted with everyday pantry staples. On this occasion nothing in my kitchen cupboards can replace the 130 herbs and botanicals found in the bottle of Chartreuse I am holding right now which makes this mixer a winner and the best spirit to create a perfect lavender sour. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!


  • 45ml Chartreuse
  • 45ml Lavender simple syrup
  • 60ml Lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 egg white or 6 drops wonder foam


  1. Juice lemons and strain out pulp and seeds with fine mesh strainer
  2. Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker or mason jar. If you are using wonder foam as a replacement for egg white go straight to step 4
  3. Dry shake vigorously by adding one ice cube to the ingredients and shaking for for 60 seconds (1min) -check there is lots of foam before proceeding to the wet shake in step 4
  4. Wet shake the cocktail by adding 4-6 ice blocks (depending on size) to the cocktail and shake again until the cocktail has chilled. The shaker will be cold to the touch.
  5. Pour the cocktail into a martini glass and scoop out any residual egg white foam with a spoon to add to your glass.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of lavender

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