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As the NFL season unfolds, even non-football fans find themselves caught up in the excitement, and there’s one name responsible for that shift: Taylor Swift.

The beloved pop sensation has been making headlines not only for her music but for her newfound romance with Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce. While the world watches their love story, fans and non-fans alike are embracing the tailgating spirit.

And to make your tailgating experience truly unforgettable, Empress 1908 Gin is introducing a Swiftie-inspired cocktail, the Lavender Haze.

The Lavender Haze Cocktail: A Taste of Swiftie Magic

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SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JULY 28: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS. Taylor Swift performs onstage during Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour at Levi’s Stadium on July 28, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management )

The Lavender Haze cocktail isn’t just your typical libation; it’s a journey into the enchanting world of Taylor Swift. This indigo-colored, handcrafted small-batch gin is all about blending the elegance of Empress 1908 Gin with a hint of lavender and honey. It’s the perfect drink to “make the whole place shimmer” at your next tailgate.

The Lavender Haze cocktail originally gained immense popularity on TikTok during the start of the singer’s Eras tour, and is making a comeback this football season. The Lavender Haze is a twist on classic lemonade, with the added magic of lavender honey, giving it a unique and delightful flavor profile.

The Recipe: Unleash Your Inner Mixologist

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Creating the Lavender Haze cocktail is a breeze. All you need are a few simple ingredients:
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 1 oz Lavender Honey Syrup
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • Lavender Sprig for garnish
Here’s how to mix it up:
  1. Fill a stemless wine glass with crushed ice.
  2. Shake lemonade and syrup on ice and strain it into the glass.
  3. Layer Empress 1908 Gin on top and add more crushed ice.
  4. Garnish your creation with a sprig of lavender.

About Empress 1908 Gin

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Empress 1908 Gin is a product of Victoria Distillers, inspired by the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Handcrafted in small-batch copper-pot stills, this gin is not your run-of-the-mill spirit. It boasts a unique blend of botanicals, including black tea served at the Empress Hotel and butterfly pea blossom, a natural herb that not only adds a distinctive indigo color but also balances traditional citrus notes with a warm herbal earthiness.

Empress 1908 Gin brings exquisite taste, delicate aroma, soft texture, and remarkable presentation to the world of cocktails, making it the perfect base for creating and enjoying Swiftie-inspired cocktails.

So, as you gear up for this football season, make sure to have Empress 1908 Gin’s Lavender Haze cocktail in hand. Let Taylor Swift’s “enchanting” music and this magical gin take your tailgating experience to a whole new level.