What’s the Story Morning Glory

By: Hannah Lee Leidy

Food Culture of the South

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Makes 1 cocktail

  • 2 ounces butterfly pea flower-infused Hendricks gin*
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce blackberry-lavender simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • ½ ounce almond orgeat (recipe follows)
  • Splash of club soda
  • Garnish: Mint sprig and lemon wheel

  • *Soak butterfly pea flowers in gin for 45 minutes. Strain before using.
  1. In a cocktail tin, combine all ingredients except club soda and garnishes.
  2. Shake for 15 seconds, then pour into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with mint and lemon wheel.

Blackberry-Lavender Simple Syrup

¼ cup sugar
5-6 blackberries
1 teaspoon dried lavender buds

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar with ¼ cup water. Bring to a boil until sugar dissovles. 
  2. In a small bowl, muddle blackberries with lavender. Pour syrup over berry mixture and let steep for 1 hour. Strain before using. 
  • From CAMP, Greenville, South Carolina

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