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5 from 2 votes

Blackberry lavender gin and tonic

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Continental
Keyword: Lavender Gin and Tonic
Servings: 1 /3 cup syrup
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Ingredients

Blackberry lavender simple syrup

  • 85 g | 3 oz blackberries other berries can also be used
  • 85 g | 3 oz sugar
  • 85 g | 3 oz water
  • 1/2 tsp lavender flowers
  • or you can use a small amount of rosemary or sage

Blackberry lavender gin and tonic

  • 2 measures gin (60ml/2oz)
  • 1-2 tbsp blackberry simple syrup to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Limoncello or fresh lemon juice
  • chilled tonic water to top up
  • plenty of ice
  • lavender sprigs to garnish

Instructions

  • Rinse the blackberries and place in a saucepan with the water and sugar.
  • Bring to the boil and add the lavender. Use a potato masher to crush the fruit slightly.
  • Leave to cool then strain into a clean jar. This will keep in the fridge for a week and you can use it to drizzle over desserts as well.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the gin, lemon juice or Limoncello and top up with chilled tonic water.
  • Add the blackberry simple syrup – it will settle to the bottom of your glass and turn your drink the most beautiful shade of pink.
  • Add a lavender sprig or a straw and stir before drinking.