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5 from 4 votes

Strawberry & Lavender Gin

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cheers!
Author: Karon

Ingredients

  • 400 g/14 oz fresh strawberries
  • 5 lavender heads
  • 750 ml/1 1/4 pints Gin
  • 175 g/6 oz caster sugar

Instructions

  • Wipe over the strawberries and hull them by removing leaves and stalks. Cut them in half and drop into a wide mouthed jar, Kilners work really well for this.
  • Add the lavender heads and don't be tempted to overdo it as lavender has a strong flavour and can get too medicinal if you use too much.
  • Pour in the gin (normal supermarket stuff is what you want here, not to expensive stuff)
  • Add the sugar, seal jar and give it a good shake.
  • Put in a cupboard and shake every day for a week to get the sugar to dissolve completely.
  • After a week the strawberries will have lost their colour and the liquid will be a gorgeous pink colour.
  • Strain the liquid through 2 layers of kitchen paper in a sieve and decant into a pretty bottle.
  • Serve ice cold as a shot or with ice and tonic water, fizz or lemonade.
  • Cheers!