Madame Laframboise Cocktail: A Mackinac French Seventy-Five


Cocktail Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1⁄2 ounce lavender bloom syrup (below)
  • 1⁄2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Brut Champagne or dry sparkling white wine
  • Lemon twist, to garnish
Lavender Bloom Syrup:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender bloom


Lavender Bloom Syrup: Bring ingredients to a boil in saucepan, stirring so the sugar dissolves. Reduce heat and continue stirring until all sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Remove lavender blossoms and allow syrup to cool. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. Cocktail: Combine vanilla vodka, lavender bloom syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled and strain into a glass. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.

Photo(s) by Melisa McKolay