It’s about time we all enjoyed a refreshing spring cocktail. Here, Borough Kitchen shares its Lavender Lemon Gin Sling recipe. Plus: everything you’ll need to create your very own bar at home.
Consider this no-frills bar set the aperitif to your cocktail-making journey. It’s great for beginners!
Lavender Lemon Gin Sling Cocktail
50ml Bombay Sapphire gin
15ml fresh squeezed lemon juice, strained of pulp
15ml chilled lavender syrup*
A twist of lemon or dried culinary lavender stem, for garnish
For the Lavender Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
3tbsp culinary lavender
THE LAVENDER SYRUP
Place sugar, water and lavender in a saucepan.
Bring to the boil, stirring to ensure sugar is completely dissolved.
Turn off the heat and allow mixture to steep for 30 minutes, then strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean, dry glass jar or bottle.
Will keep in refrigerator up to one month.
Shake gin, lemon juice and lavender syrup with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice; top with splash of soda.
Garnish with lemon twist or lavender sprig.
* Only prepare this drink with culinary (edible) lavender, not the ornamental variety; widely available online the Organic Dried Lavender from Steenbergs is fantastic and is also a great ingredient for savoury dishes, scones or ice cream.
Any London Dry gin will do, but we love the combination of Bombay Sapphire’s botanicals with the lavender.
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