Spring has Sprung! Cocktails Time..
As the temperatures finally start to rise, after the Beast from The East left his very cold mark! people have left their offices, homes and gym caves to turn terraces, bars, rooftops, balconies and cafes into bee hives, buzzing with friends who are soaking up all the vitamin D they can and catching up after months of darkness and cold and now it’s time for cocktails.
The season of change, adventures, and falling in love might have taken over our days, but it’s nowhere to be found in the glasses of same old beer, wine, prosecco or Pint. We’re sure you’ll agree – our drinks menu needs to be shaken up a little bit (not stirred).
Luckily, switching to dazzling spring cocktails is pretty easy – if you have a couple of bottles of the basics in your home bar, something in your fridge, you’re good to go. When making drinks at home, we like to keep it very simple, quick and fabulous, so that’s exactly what these spring cocktails are all about. It’s basically all just smash and pour.
If your craving for spring cocktails usually ends with gin and tonic, we dare you to try and take it one step further…to the world where bitter, sour and herbal meet and make a beautiful, beautiful baby.
Heres a fabulous recipe for the refreshing Lavender Sapphire Collins. And as we mentioned before, we like to keep things super simple and super fresh. So, drink by drink, adjustment by adjustment, the sophisticated yet playful 3-minute Lavender Gin Collins was born.
Here’s what you need:
50ml of gin
20ml of fresh lemon juice
A couple sprigs of fresh lavender
90ml of carbonated water
Here’s what you do:
1. Put the lemon juice and lavender in your prep container/glass/mug/pitcher and muddle the lavender until the juice/essential oil starts coming out and mixes with the lemon juice.
2. Fill a serving glass with ice and strain the mixture in it.
3. Add gin and carbonated water to the serving glass and garnish with a sprig of lavender or a lemon peel…if you wish .