Lavender Collins

The classic Tom Collins is a sparkling lemonade with the addition of gin (or vodka).  Cool and refreshing, it’s even more fun as a Lavender Collins.  The classic Tom Collins is a sparkling lemonade with the addition of gin (or vodka). Cool and refreshing, it’s even more fun as a Lavender Collins.

Today I was planning to write about bread.  I (usually) plan recipes in advance.  And waaaayyy back in our unseasonably cool spring, an oven full of fresh bread sounded wonderful. 

Cut to mid-July.   Today at 5:30 in the morning, it was 78; the high will be over 90. Bread today?  Nuh-uh. 

But how about a nice cold beverage?  With booze? 

The classic Tom Collins is a sparkling lemonade with the addition of gin (or vodka). Cool and refreshing, it’s even more fun as a Lavender Collins.

Lavender Collins–mmm!

The inspiration for my Lavender Collins was a recent discovery of flavorful Torani syrups (no not a sponsored post).  While I have this fantasy about making everything from scratch, everyone (even me) needs to be realistic about what they can actually accomplish.  So when I found they had a lavender syrup, I was soooo there.

Garnishes

Garnishes!

The Tom Collins has a long history dating back to the 1800s.  I remember hearing about it growing up.  Refreshing and light it was something a person might try as a first drink. The drink is classically made with gin but non-fans have been subbing in vodka for pretty much forever.

The classic Tom Collins is a sparkling lemonade with the addition of gin (or vodka). Cool and refreshing, it’s even more fun as a Lavender Collins.

One for a friend!

Of course, back in the day, no one would have added lavender.  So I guess we can chalk that up to progress! 

‘Cause what’s not to love about a boozy sparkling lemonade on a hot summer day!

The classic Tom Collins is a sparkling lemonade with the addition of gin (or vodka). Cool and refreshing, it’s even more fun as a Lavender Collins.

Beautiful Lavender

Lavender Collins
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The classic Tom Collins is a sparkling lemonade with the addition of gin (or vodka). Cool and refreshing, it’s even more fun as a Lavender Collins.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
126 calories
4 g
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447 g
18 g
2 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
447g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 18mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
36%
Calcium
3%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 1 1/2 ounces gin or vodka
  2. • 1 ounce lemon juice
  3. • 1 ounce lavender syrup (see below)
  4. • Ice cubes
  5. • 3 ounces sparkling water (or to taste)
  6. • My garnishes: lemon slices, mint leaves, berries, lemon balm flowers
Instructions
  1. Pour lavender syrup, lemon juice and alcohol into the bottom of a tall glass. Top with ice, then add club soda or other sparkling water.
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carbs
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9 thoughts on “Lavender Collins

    1. Inger Post author

      Hi Tammy–so good to hear from you again! A homemade lavender shrub sounds amazing! I think finding a syrup so easily just speaks to the popularity that lavender has right now.

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