Love Potion #9 Gin Martini

This martini was created by Iain Harrison, Bar Director of the Mandarin Oriental Miami. It’s currently served at the MO Bar + Lounge inside the hotel.

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Love Potion #9 Gin Martini
Makes one cocktail
• 1.5 oz gin
• .5 oz soju
• .25 oz St. Germain
• .5 oz El Guapo® Lavender Syrup (DIY recipe below)
• .25 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3 dashes El Guapo® Love Potion #9 Bitters
• Club soda
• Rose petals (or rose petal ice cubes), for garnish

In a shaker filled with ice, pour gin, soju & St. Germain, syrup, juice & bitters. Shake vigorously, & strain into a coupe or martini glass. Top with club soda & bitters. Garnish with rose petals or a rose petal ice cube before serving.

DIY Lavender Syrup
• 1 cup Water
• 1 cup White sugar
• .25 cup Dried lavender

In a heavy bottomed sauce pot, heat water to a rolling boil. Remove water from heat source and add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add lavender and allow mixture to cool (refrigerate overnight for maximum lavender flavor). Strain through a mesh sieve into a container. Syrup will keep in a refrigerator for up to a week.

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