Lavender gin fizz

Lavender gin fizz

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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

Ingredients

  • LAVENDER SYRUP

  • 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

Instructions

1

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.

2

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.

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