Makes one Drink.
- Prep time: 5min.
- Cook time: 10min.
- Total time: 15min.
- Difficulty: Basic.
For the Cocktail.
- 60ml gin
- 40ml lemon juice
- 40ml lavender syrup (recipe follows)
- splash of club soda
- some ice
- one lemon slice, for garnish
Pour gin, lemon juice and lavender syrup into a glass and stir. Top with club soda, add some ice and garnish with a lemon slice.
For the Lavender Syrup.
- 200ml water
- 200ml sugar
- 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Add lavender and cook on low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes, just until it starts to thicken a bit. Then set to the side to cool. Strain out the lavender and refrigerate.
Yields 200ml of syrup.
Also known as Koktel Od Limuna I Lavande.
Category: Cold drinks
There’s something about lemons that just screams summer. It might have something to do with their bright yellow color, or the strong zing that hits you in the nose when you grate some zest off. Or is it the color of lemon juice, so light, fresh and pale? It makes you feel relaxed and cool just by looking at it. And that sharp and tangy taste that makes every single muscle in your face twitch and your eyes squint as if you’re looking towards the sun… Priceless!
So, whenever I need a pick me up, I turn to lemons. And since I’m a real color freak (don’t ask), I like to add some lavender to it as well. Not only does it look very pretty and calming, but the fragrant lavender buds add a lovely sweetness and mellow down the sharpness of the lemons. And if you have some gin lying around, even better. I say go for it.
When life gives you lemons skip the lemonade part and make yourself a proper drink. You’ll be ready for a fresh start in no time. Just trust me on this.
This fabulous summer cocktail is adapted from Saveur.com. I tweaked the amounts just slightly. For this cocktail, you’ll first have to make a simple lavender syrup. The recipe is included and it yields approximately 200ml of syrup. This is enough for 5 drinks. If you have leftovers, keep it in the refrigerator and use to flavor other drinks or desserts.