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That’s No Moon – Lavender Orange Highball

Refreshing and floral, this highball sings with 95-105 proof whiskies with a floral nose and citrus flavors. This worked well with Old Forester 100, but also found it really worked with a Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit single barrel pick and an Early Times Bottled in Bond selection.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Bourbon Cocktail
Keyword: blue curacao, bourbon cocktail, highball, lavender, orange
Servings: 1
Author: Heather Wibbels


  • 1.5 oz bourbon (2 oz if you like more of a whiskey kick)
  • ½ oz lavender simple syrup**
  • ¼ oz blue curacao (or other non-colored orange liqueur if you prefer a less-colorful highball)
  • 4-6 oz San Pellegrino Aranciato orange sparkling water
  • Garnish: orange rose and lavender sprig


  • In an ice-filled highball glass, add bourbon, simple syrup, blue curacao or other orange liqueur and stir briefly. Top with the orange sparkling water and stir one additional time. Garnish with an orange rose and a sprig of lavender on top.


** Lavender simple: Brew 2 tablespoons of lavender with 1 cup of water. Steep and let cool. Strain, add 1 cup of sugar and stir until combined. Store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Great in homemade lemonade, any whiskey sour, added to a champagne cocktail/mimosa, mixed in a refreshing mule or in added to a vodka tonic.