Fluent French

2 oz Gin, Citadelle
1 oz Dry vermouth, Noilly Prat
14 oz Simple syrup (Lavender infused, see note)
1 ds Celery bitters
Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Lavender Syrup 1 C water; 2 C sugar; 4-5 Tbs dried lavender buds; 2 oz vodka. Place the water and sugar over med heat, stirring until sugar fully dissolves. Stir in the lavender buds and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow syrup to steep/cool, then strain through cheesecloth. Stir in vodka (keeps syrup shelf-stable).
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