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Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz

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Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz

New Year’s eve. It’s one of those holidays where I’ve always had trouble making plans, especially in Toronto where the drinks are expensive, and getting a table just about anywhere is all but impossible. House parties to the rescue, right?

This Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz made an appearance at Christmas dinner this year, and turned out to be a big hit with anyone who tried it (namely my brother’s girlfriend and my cool older cousins…that’s win enough in my book!)

Considering its success, I couldn’t see why it wouldn’t make the perfect pitcher of sparkling goodness to be served for that New Year’s Eve party I’m sure you’ve got up your sleeve. Even if you end up making a pitcher of these to drink while you watch the ball drop…there’s no judgment here!

Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz

Sweet and tangy, with an unexpectedly smooth boost from the lavender, this cocktail is the perfect, fizzy drink to ring in the New Year with. Clementines have just become available in the grocery store, and I love the fact that they are seedless and have a mildly tart flavour that is distinctive from every other kind of orange. Citrus is in season during the winter months, so what better way to hide from the snow than getting in your vitamin C?

 If you’re looking for more citrus-based cocktails, I’ve also got a Sparkling Triple Citrus Lemonade recipe up my sleeve, along with a Rosemary Grapefruit Fizz for more of your boozing pleasure.

Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz       Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz

When I was perusing the shelves of my local grocery store, I bought Meyer lemons quite by accident, favouring their smooth, deep yellow appearance over the crinkly, hard lemons I was used to buying.

When I got home and cut one open, you can imagine my surprise when I smelled this beautiful, spicy scent that is quite unlike a normal lemon. These lemons are like a hybrid between an orange and a lemon, with a sweeter taste.

The bonus?

They are available from December to May only, so get out there and try them while you can!

Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz

Dried lavender can be tricky to find, but it’s available in specialty spice stores (I got mine at House of Spice in Toronto’s Kensington Market), local farmer’s markets, and even online!

It’s a fun herb to play around with – if you’re a fan of the smell, you will definitely be a fan of the taste. The simple syrup brings out the flavour of the lavender without making it overpowering in the cocktail, but if you’re not a fan of the herb, you can always just make classic simple syrup with equal parts boiling water and sugar.

Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz

Will you be trying this Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz? If you do be sure to tag me on Instagram and Twitter. What are your go-to cocktail recipes for New Years Eve? I’m always looking for ideas!

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This Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz brings bright and sunny, seasonal flavours for a special New Year's Eve cocktail!
Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz
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Course Cocktail
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
pitcher (about 6-8 cocktails)
Ingredients
Lavender simple syrup
Cocktail
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
pitcher (about 6-8 cocktails)
Ingredients
Lavender simple syrup
Cocktail
Clementine, Lavender & Meyer Lemon Fizz
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. To make lavender syrup: Mix together equal parts bowling water and sugar, slowly stirring in dried lavender. Let sit for about 10-15 minutes. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain mixture so that dried lavender is removed from syrup.
  2. Using a juicer (can be as big as an appliance, or as simple as a small handheld wood one), squeeze juice from all of the Meyer lemons and clementines. Use a strainer to remove pulp and seeds, then pour into big pitcher.
  3. Add lavender syrup and let chill until guests arrive. When ready to drink, add sparkling water and let guests add their own ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with dried lavender (optional) and enjoy!

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Erin
    December 30, 2015 at 22:24

    I love that citrus is in season right now! I crave anything with citrus – especially cocktails. I haven’t picked up any Meyer lemons yet this year! I need to get some.

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 3, 2016 at 14:39

      Citrus is definitely my go-to all times of the year, but you especially need a little perking up during the colder months!

  • Reply
    Kristina
    December 30, 2015 at 23:15

    great flavors! I love the lavender syrup – cheers!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 3, 2016 at 14:40

      Thanks Kristina!! The hardest part is finding the dried lavender for sure but it’s totally worth hunting around for!

  • Reply
    Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
    January 3, 2016 at 16:50

    I am a huge fan of anything with lavender! This cocktail looks and sound amazing!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 3, 2016 at 22:05

      Thanks Chandra!! I had never used lavender before in a recipe before so this was the first of what I’m sure will be many other lavender infused tricks up my sleeve!

  • Reply
    Laurel
    January 12, 2016 at 23:27

    Taylor! This looks AMAZING! All of my favorite flavors in one delicious and refreshing drink! In LOVE!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      January 13, 2016 at 09:51

      Thanks Laurel!! I couldn’t believe the colours in the end, I have never juiced clementines before haha. Effort was worth it 😉

  • Reply
    Cat Gunderson
    July 19, 2017 at 13:35

    I just signed up for your blog, as I love this recipe. One thing I would change so that novice drink makers don’t hate it, is to change the 1/2 cup water to 1/2 cup sugar in the list of ingredients so they really do make a syrup. I do have a great New Year citrus punch with those wonderful and special Cara Cara oranges that are’t available for long, but they are available that time of year. I will give you the recipe when I have more time.

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      Taylor Stinson
      July 25, 2017 at 09:02

      Yay, I’m so happy you liked it Cat! I made this a couple years ago for Christmas actually and everyone loved it 🙂 I find sweeter drinks overpowering sometimes but you make a good point in that the sugar could be upped for the syrup to make the sweetness more noticeable. Thanks for sharing!!!

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