July 27, 2012

Cucumber Lavender Collins

In Hamburg a very talented bartender recently introduced me to a Cucumber Collins.

A perfect drink for the kind of hot weather Denmark is experiencing at the moment.

I twisted it a little by using lavender simple syrup.
  • 4 thick slices of cucumber
  • 2 cl lavender simple syrup*
  • 3 cl lemon juice
  • 5 cl gin
  • Seltzers
In the bottom of a shaker muddle the cucumber with the lemon and the lavender simple syrup. Add ice and gin and shake.

Double strain into a chilled collins glass - or another tallish glass - add seltzers and garnish with cucumber.

* Lavender Simple Syrup : Bring 1 dl sugar and 1/2 dl water to the boil with the flowers from four sprigs of lavender added. Boil for 5 minutes and let it cool of.

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