Bathtub Gin Cocktail

I like to take baths and I like gin.  I also like the notion of Prohibition-era people making their own hooch in the largest vessel in their apartment, the bathtub.  I also love Dorothy Parker and though she may think this drink is a tad girly, I’m hoping that she’s looking down from her Round Table in the sky in approval.  So without further ado, I present to you the ever springy and refreshing, Bathtub Gin Cocktail.

Thanks to Kin Community for featuring my drink!  If you live in the greater New York City area and can get your hands on a bottle of the Dorothy Parker Gin from New York Distilling Company, then you best use it.  Support an awesome company in my old neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn!


1 bottle gin

1 tbsp dried English lavender

Fresh lemonade

Fresh lavender



Pour about 2 cups of the gin into a saucepan and add the lavender.  Over low heat, bring the mixture to a boil, watching it very carefully.  Alcohol boils at 175 degrees Fahrenheit, so it will boil in much less time than water.  Once the gin has boiled, remove it from the heat and let cool.  Strain the infused gin through a funnel lined with a coffee filter or cheesecloth back into the bottle.

To make the drink, fill a glass with ice and add 2 oz. of the lavender gin to the glass.  Top with the lemonade and garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender and a slice of lemon.