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    Recipe by Rose Ashby and Tiaan van Greunen

    Styling by Tiaan van Greunen

    Photograph by Toby Murphy

    Lavender gin fizz

    Serves: 1
    Total Time: 35 mins



    • 420g sugar
    • 500ml (2 cups) water
    • 6 lavender flowers
    • TO SERVE

    • 50ml lavender syrup (from above)
    • 50ml gin
    • 25ml (5 tsp) fresh lemon juice
    • ice
    • soda water
    • lavender sprigs, to garnish
    • cucumber slice, to garnish



    For the lavender syrup, boil the sugar and water over high heat, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the lavender flowers. Set aside to infuse, 30 minutes. Strain, bottle and keep chilled. The syrup will last in the fridge for 2 weeks.


    Pour the lavender syrup, gin and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well to chill the drink. Pour into a glass and top up with soda water to taste. Serve with a sprig or 2 of lavender and garnish with a cucumber slice.

    Imka Webb

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