Let Them Eat Cake and Drink Cocktails


Thrift shops and second hand stores are a great place to find fancy new stemware because, lets face it, like a great outfit you can't have too many.  Also, mine tend to break quite frequently, so today,  I stumbled upon a pair of coupe glasses.  A popular stemware from the 20th century, the coupe glass is rumored to take its delicate shape from the left breast of Marie Antoinette.  It was originally designed to serve champagne and sparkling wine out of, however, because of the shallowness of it's shape, the bubbles would quickly exhaust themselves causing the wine to go flat.  The tall flute glass has since taken its place.  In the cocktail world, the coupe glass makes a beautiful alternative to the martini glass for fancy up drinks such as a Lavender fizz.


LAVENDER FIZZ
2 oz Hendricks gin
1 oz fresh lemon
1 oz lavender honey syrup
1 egg white

Build in martini shaker.  Shake hard until ice has fully dispersed and strain into coupe glass.  Garnish with Angostura bitters.  Drink with cake.

LAVENDER HONEY SYRUP
Steep 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers in 1 cup hot water.  Strain, add 1 cup of favorite honey.  Stir and let cool.  Should keep in refrigerator for 1 week.

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