We’ve taken a classic collins and given it a bit of a twist with some exciting ingredients and delicious flavours!
Add 100ml of water and the lavender flowers to a pan, bring to a boil, simmer then remove from the heat and leave to steep for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid to remove the flowers.
In a clean pan, add the sugar and 3 tablespoons of water, bring to a boil while stirring for 5 minutes then stir in the lavender liquid. Whisk until combined.
Add the gin, lemon juice and lavender syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until cold then strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water, stir and garnish with a slice of lemon and a lavender sprig.