Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lavender Gin & Tonic

Lavender Gin & Tonic: The perfect way to cool down on hot summer nights.

Ah, summer! It’s been hot, hot, hot here, with no rain or cool nights in sight. My perfect cocktail to cool down with is a Gin & Tonic.
Gin, gin, ginny gin gin :)
Did you know that June 13th was World Gin Day? I know – it sneaks up on me every year, too! I celebrated this auspicious day with some of my friends. We all brought a selection of gins, tonics, bitters, and other add-ins, and shared some cocktails, good food, and laughter.

My favourite Gin & Tonic of the evening was a Lavender Gin & Tonic, make with Lavender Simple Syrup and this gin from Ampersand Distilling Co. on Vancouver Island, BC. It would also be great with Bombay Sapphire gin. The tonic I used was Indian Tonic from Fever Tree. The lavender really brought out the floral and citrus botanicals in the gin.

Try this Gin & Tonic and let me know what you think – if you come up with something interesting, post it in the comments. Enjoy!


Lavender Gin & Tonic

Makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients
  • 2 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup (recipe here)
  • 1 oz. Gin
  • Tonic water
  • Ice cubes
  • Blueberries and sprigs of lavender for garnish
Directions
  1. Pour syrup into an old-fashioned glass. Add gin, and stir until combined. Add ice cubes and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lavender sprig and blueberries. Enjoy!

1 comment:

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Such a tasty cocktail I have tried after ages. Thanks for the recipe and share some different smoothies too that have crushed ice on them.