Sparkling Summer – La Folie, Apricot and Lavender cocktail

Nothing symbolises the South of France just like rosé and lavender. Pair them with apricot, and you’ve got yourself a fantastic cocktail that screams Provence!

This drink is just so delicious and full of fun, differing taste experiences. It works perfectly as a summer party drink or as an aperitif for a special dinner.

Ingredients (about 8 glasses)

For the cocktail

  • 1 bottle of La Folie sparkling rosé
  • 250 ml fresh apricot juice
  • 200 ml lavender syrup
  • 8 fresh lavender sprigs

For the lavender syrup

  • 6 buds of fresh lavender
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup water

Method:

  1. For the syrup, put the sugar and water in a saucepan 
  2. Rip the flowers off the bud and add them to the saucepan
  3. Cook the mixture until the texture thickens a bit and then sieve it into a glass jug and set aside to cool
  4. Place one lavender bud into each glass, with 3 tablespoons of apricot juice and 2 tablespoons of the lavender syrup
  5. Top up the glass up with chilled La Folie and stir very gently
  6. Enjoy the taste of summer in Provence!
Sparkling La Folie cocktail with apricot juice and lavender syrup