Blueberry Lavender Gin Fizz
This drink will be sure to help you channel your inner bartender! Wild Nova Scotia blueberry juice perfectly compliments the local gin in this cocktail. Ideal for a personal drink or a crowd pleasing punch at a backyard BBQ. Could blueberry juice be any more of a versatile product? We think not!
1 ½ oz
|½ oz||Lavender syrup*|
|½ oz||Lemon juice|
|Club soda, to top|
|2 tbsp.||Culinary grade dried lavender buds|
- Fill a shaker tin with ice.
- Add the gin, lavender syrup, lemon and blueberry juices.
- Shake until the tin frosts over.
- Pour into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with soda.
- Garnish with a lemon peel.
Lavender Syrup Directions:
- In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, and lavender buds to a light boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
- Turn off heat and allow buds to steep in syrup one hour to overnight.
- Strain buds from syrup and discard.
- Syrup will keep in a bottle or jar in the fridge for up to one month.
Recipe provided by: Kelly Neil & Kathy Jollimore
** Order Van Dyk’s Wild Blueberry Juice at Van Dyks’ online store or pick it up at select Sobeys stores. You could also use Terra Beata Blueberry juice for this recipe.
***Pick up Steinhart Distillery Gin at the distillery, select Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia or specialty liquor stores. Still Fired Distilleries, Ironworks Distillery and Barrelling Tide Distillery also make local gin.