If there’s one thing that makes a cocktail perfect for spring, it’s a clean, pretty garnish. And there’s nothing with a naturally cleaner aroma or taste than fresh lavender. It’s no surprise that an Uptown Italian mainstay like Aria Tuscan Grill has some straight-from-the-garden herbs on hand, and we couldn’t be happier for it.
If you’re not feeling anything in the eatery’s massive wine cooler, opt for a refreshing concoction like the Spring Sparkler. This bubbly guy is made with lavender-infused vodka and strawberry rhubarb nectar, shaken and poured over ice, with Prosecco and lavender sprigs to top, of course. It’s warm weather in a glass, really.
Aria Tuscan Grill’s Spring Sparkler
2 oz lavender infused vodka
4 tablespoons strawberry rhubarb nectar
Shake over ice, strain into a martini glass
Top with Prosecco
Garnish with lavender