Lady Lavender

A soft and garden-fresh feeling cocktail that’s sure to impress. The mix of lavender, raspberry and apple works well to create not just a tasty tipple, but also a calming vibe. Once you throw gin in the mix the party can really start! Your favourite gin will do fine but I recommend one that’s quite citrusy. 

Ingredients

  • 45 ML Gin
  • 15 ML Lavender Syrup
  • 15 ML Lemon Juice
  • 25 ML Apple Juice
  • 15 ML Raspberry Liqueur

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake vigorously. 
  • Fine strain into a chilled coupe.
  • Garnish with a sprig of lavender and raspberry on the rim.

A soft and garden-fresh feeling cocktail that’s sure to impress. The mix of lavender, raspberry and apple works well to create not just a tasty tipple, but also a calming vibe.

Once you throw gin in the mix the party can really start! Your favourite gin will do fine but I recommend one that’s quite citrusy. 

How to make lavender syrup

The lavender syrup works wonders in this cocktail. It also happens to be really easy to make. The beauty is that once you’ve made your lavender syrup, it’s not just this cocktail you can use it for but a bunch of floral and fresh cocktail creations.

Ingredients

  • 300ml water
  • 500grams Sugar
  • 4tbsp dried lavender buds

Method

  • Mix water and sugar in a pan and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Stir the sugar continuously until the sugar has fully dissolved.
  • Add in the dried lavender and reduce to a simmer
  • After 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool
  • Once cooled, decant into a bottle and refrigerate

The lavender syrup can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

This lavender syrup also works well in mocktails or simply mixed with soda or water.

Try mixing 50ml of this lavender syrup with 25ml of lemon juice, and topping that up with water and cubed ice.

You could also mix 25ml of lavender syrup with 150ml of soda water in a tall glass filled with cubed ice. It makes for a vibrant and refreshing drink perfect for any summers day.

The possibilities are endless with the syrup. So many creations to be had. It also leads to similar syrups that you could make. Ones that would also work well in this recipe (With a name change) in mocktails, mixed with soda and water.

Variants such as replacing the dried lavender with dried chamomile. Chamomile would be much more of a subtle flavour but would work just aswell.

Dried rose. Rose would give it more of a perfumed taste and a lovely floral aroma.

Tips and variations

For a hard-hitting. Less sweet syrup you can cut back on the sugar. Instead of 500grams try adding 250grams. The syrup will have the same volume but with half the sweetness.

You could also swap out the 500grams of sugar for 400ml of honey. Honey pairs very well with floral flavours, especially lavender. Local honey always be your best bet and lighter honeys pair better with floral flavours.

Want to change your syrup into a cordial? Add half a tsp of citric or malic acid into the mix whilst simmering. Citric acid can be purchased from wilko or easily enough on amazon.

Can’t get hold of any raspberry liqueur? no problem. Add 5-6 fresh raspberries to your shaker and muddle them before adding any other ingredients. Up the gin from 45ml to 50ml and hurray. problem solved.

Lady Lavender Cocktail Photo

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Finally, don’t forget to check out some of the other Gin recipes, or check out the flavour guide if this has inspired any cocktail creations of your own.

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