Lavender Collins
 
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This refreshing Lavender Collins is a fresh twist on a Tom Collins cocktail, with homemade lavender syrup, gin, lemon juice and a splash of sparkling water.
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce lavender syrup (see below)
  • sparkling water
For Lavender Syrup
  • ¼ cup dried lavender
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons water
Garnishes (optional)
  • lemon slices
  • lavender sprigs (make sure they are clean and non-toxic)
Instructions
To make the Lavender Syrup
  1. Add ½ cup water and ¼ cup lavender to a sauce pan, bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain out flowers and discard.
  2. In a clean saucepan, add ½ cup of sugar and 3 Tablespoons water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, then stir in lavender liquid. Whisk until fully combined, remove from heat and transfer to a storage container.
To make drink
  1. Add gin, lemon juice and lavender syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of sparkling water, then gently stir. Garnish with lemon slices and lavender sprigs.
Recipe by Fox and Briar at https://www.foxandbriar.com/lavender-collins/