🕘 Apr 12th, 2019

We are so excited that the weather is getting warmer in Vancouver and patio season is near. To get ready, you can start flexing your cocktail-making skills by trying one of our new features, The Cocoon.
Our Events & Sales Director Shannon Boudreau recently won the Catersource Swizzle cocktail competition with 3 unique cocktail recipes, one of which was The Cocoon. Get a taste of this award-winning gin delight at home!

The Cocoon — Evolution of a Butterfly
By Shannon Boudreau, The Lazy Gourmet
30 ml gin
8 to 10 Butterfly Pea Flower Blossoms
15 ml Elderflower syrup
15 ml Fresh squeezed lemon juice
30 ml Lemon sour soda
3 dashes Marrakech bitters
Lavender sugar rim
Lemon wedge
3 to 4 ice cubes

Place gin and Butterfly Pea Blossoms in clear cocktail mixer, let stand 2-3 minutes until the gin becomes a deep purple. Strain out the flowers into another clear canister.
Add 3-4 Cubes of ice, lemon and Elderflower, stir for 15 seconds, the drink will now be bright pink. Top with Lemon Sour Soda, Stir for 15 seconds. Rim coupe glass with lemon wedge and rim half with lavender sugar. Strain drink into glass.
Garnish with Dehydrated Lemon and Butterfly Blossom (optional).

The recipe has been featured in:
The Province and The Vancouver Sun!

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