The cocktail hour: Lavender Gin Fizz
Author: Sophie Thorpe
Make time for a cocktail hour – smart attire optional – on the patio, in the garden or, if the weather really isn’t playing fair, indoors. This long and exceedingly elegant concoction is guaranteed to bring a taste of Provence to wherever you are
Lavender Gin Fizz
60ml No.3 London Dry Gin
30ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
4 dashes of lavender bitters
Soda water, to top
Sprig of lavender, to garnish
Shake all the ingredients, except the soda water, together. Strain into a high ball glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.
We can find No. 3 in the US but apparently lavender bitters are rare here. Any suggestions?
Unfortunately there’s not a direct replacement, but switching it for other bitters will result in a delicious drink, just without the lavender element.
Mike, if you’re making your own simple syrup, trying infusing that with lavender from the garden.
Master of Malt sells them!