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Lavender Collins Cocktail with lemons and soda bottles on white marble

Lavender Collins Cocktail

  • Author: Aberdeen
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Description

A floral, spring time twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail recipe with gin, lemon, and lavender soda poured over ice.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces gin (depending on personal preference)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces lavender soda*
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Optional: To rim your glasses, pour 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 tablespoon minced lemon zest, and 2 teaspoons minced lavender baking buds onto a plate and spread to cover. Moisten the edge of each glass with a lemon wedge and dip into the sugar plate.
  2. Fill two (sugar rim prepared) glasses halfway with ice. Add gin and lemon juice, stirring to combine.
  3. Top with lavender soda and club soda. Garnish with lemon slices. Serve immediately.

Notes

Alternatively, you can use 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of lavender simple syrup and 3 to 4 ounces club soda. Here are some instructions for a lavender simple syrup:

  1. In a small pot, heat 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add 1/2 tablespoon of lavender baking buds. Let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the syrup to remove the buds. Chill until completely cooled.