Floral Infusion Gin & Tonic

Makes 2
 

INGREDIENTS
 

1 cup white sugar

½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 sprigs fresh thyme + extra to garnish

4 fresh lavender flowers + extra to garnish

2 tots (50ml) Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin

 

Serving suggestion:

Tonic water

Lemon slices

 

METHOD
 

  1. Combine the sugar, 1 cup water, blueberries and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice in a small pot over a medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.

  2. Place the thyme and lavender in the pot and bring the sugar syrup to a simmer, stirring continuously. 

  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes. 

  4. Pour the syrup through a strainer to remove the thyme, lavender and blueberry skins. *Chef’s Tip: Sugar syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

  5. Combine the Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a cocktail shaker (or jar) with a handful of ice and shake. 

  6. Strain the gin and lemon juice mixture over ice in a glass and top with tonic water.

  7. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of purple syrup into each cocktail, allowing it to infuse, and garnish with a thin slice of lemon, a sprig of thyme, a lavender flower and ENJOY!