Gin and tonic is a classic for a reason, but just because something is a classic does not mean it can’t be improved! Put a fresh new twist on your cocktail hour with this delightfully easy and absolutely delicious Lavender
I adore sipping a refreshing
That is why I know you will love this cocktail update! The fantastic lavender flavor makes the
So stir up something lively and fresh with this incredible Lavender
- Cubed Ice: Remember larger cubes melt slower!
- Gin: This is where things get fun! Choosing a great spirit can make or break the drink. See my tips on picking the right
- Lavender Syrup: I love homemade lavender syrup, but if you’re in a rush grab a bottle from your local cocktail supply or grocery store.
- Tonic - one high ball glass holds 240 ml (1 cup) to 350 ml (1 ½ cups)
- Lime Wedge
See the recipe card for quantities.
Step One: Fill a well-chilled glass with ice.
Step Two: Add the
Step Three: Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
If you’re all out of tonic, try Schweppes instead. Schweppes also makes a nice lavender-flavored tonic that can replace both the syrup and plain tonic; however, this quick-fix version lacks the lovely lavender hue of the original recipe.
The best way to enhance the floral flavor in this drink is with a great
- Hendricks Floral Adora Gin: Juniper, coriander, and fresh herbs.
- Hendricks Orbium Gin: Fresh and floral with notes of quinine, blue lotus flowers, juniper, wormwood, coriander, and pepper.
- Beefeater London Dry Gin: Pink Strawberry
- Citadelle Jardin d’Été Dry Gin: Floral and fruity aromas complemented by melon, orange, and tangerine notes.
- Onassis: Herbaceous oregano.
💭 Top tips
Remember to chill the glass before serving if you’re tired of your ice melting too quickly. Pop your cocktail glasses in the freezer for up to an hour before cocktail hour so they’re nice and frosty for your first sip!
Another great way to chill the glass quickly is to fill it with crushed ice while preparing the cocktail. Pour out the crushed ice and replace it with larger cubes before splashing in your delicious gin and tonic!
When mixing the drink, remember to hold the bottom of the glass and choose reusable straws to cut down on unnecessary waste!
This beautiful beverage is like springtime in a glass, so it goes beautifully with fresh berry and fruit flavors like strawberry, blueberry, pear, and citrus. You can also enjoy this drink with savory meals, especially those featuring the tastes of sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, or black pepper. Lavender is also great with honey and chocolate.
Sadly, no. This drink is all about the chill and the bubbles so it is best made fresh; however, it only takes five minutes to make!
Other Recipes for You to Try
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- Lovely Lavender Spritz Cocktail
- Lavender Daiquiri
- Lavender Sugar
- Lavender Spritz with Prosecco
- Lavender Lemon Muffins
- Lavender Cookies (coming soon)
- Lavender Liqueur (coming soon)
- The Complete Guide to Gin and Tonic
- Refreshing Cucumber Gin & Tonic Recipe
- Gin and Tonic with Lemon
- Vanilla Vodka Tonic
- How to make a Lemon Twist?
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Sipping on Summer - Lavender Gin and Tonic
- Cubed Ice to fill up the stirring glass
- 3 oz Gin of your liking
- 1 ½ oz Lavender syrup
- Tonic To fill up the glass
- Lime wedge
- Drinking straw
- Fill a chilled highball glass with Cubed Ice.Cubed Ice
- Add 3 oz Gin and 1 ½ oz Lavender syrup.3 oz Gin, 1 ½ oz Lavender syrup
- Fill up with Tonic (one high ball glass holds 240 (1 cup) to 350 ml (1 ½ cups)) - so I recommend adding 2 - 3 cups tonic to the stirring glass.Tonic
- Garnish with a Lime wedge and a Drinking straw.Lime wedge, Drinking straw
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.