Love Lay Sleeping

Below are two versions of the same drink for your Valentine's Day lover.

Love Lay Sleeping (a play on the Clover Club)
2oz Old Tom Ransom Gin
3/4oz Lavender Syrup
3/4oz Lemon Juice
Egg White

Love Lay Sleeping No.2 (a play on the Pisco Sour)
2oz Pisco
3/4oz Lavender Syrup
3/4oz Lemon Juice
Egg White

Shake above on ice for 15 seconds. Strain into coupe glass and garnish with a few drops Angostura bitters. Make the syrup by steeping about a tablespoon of edible lavender into one cup sugar and one cup water. Heat enough to melt sugar, let steep until fragrant and strain.

Note: The egg white from one large or jumbo egg is enough for two drinks.

To make the hearts, just pull a knife or toothpick through the drops of bitters. If you use a dropper, you'll have more control of where the Angostura drops fall.

The name of the drink is based on William Blake's famous poem.

The Garden of Love
I laid me down upon a bank,
Where Love lay sleeping;
I heard among the rushes dank
Weeping, weeping.

Then I went to the heath and the wild,
To the thistles and thorns of the waste;
And they told me how they were beguiled,
Driven out, and compelled to the chaste.

I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen;
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.

And the gates of this Chapel were shut
And "Thou shalt not," writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love
That so many sweet flowers bore.

And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tombstones where flowers should be;
And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briars my joys and desires.

P.S. This is just part one of the Love Fest... more ideas and recipes to come.

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3 Responses to Love Lay Sleeping

  1. Thank for ur post. It is great by the way.,

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  3. I am truly love the "The Garden of Love". It make me wake up and then have a better feelings


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