Julien Salomone, master mixologist and co-owner of East Thirty-Six and Boutique Bar, came up with these cocktails for the Toronto International Film Festival.
This cocktail, featuring lavender syrup, is reminiscent of the south of France. Have a sip when you watch Lolo.
Pour gin, lavender syrup and Crème Yvette into a cocktail shaker. Shake and double-strain into a Coupe glass. Top with cava, and garnish with mint leaf.
Combine water and sugar in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add lavender. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Transfer syrup to bowl and chill thoroughly. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to two weeks.