RECIPES | With the arrival of Spring and the warmer weather in Melbourne, the team at The City Lane thought it was time to create a series of delicious spring cocktails. We’ve teamed up with Margaret River’s The West Winds Gin to create some delicious, easy to make at home, gin based cocktails which are perfect for a dinner party, an afternoon with friends or a Sunday session.
We’ve made each cocktail to highlight the characteristic of the different gins that The West Winds make. The first cocktail in the series is a Lavender Fizz, our take on a classic gin fizz. We’ve used “The Sabre”, which is a classic gin with strong citrus undertones and Australian botanicals like lemon myrtle, lime peel, wattle seed and of course, juniper. This botanical combination beautifully compliments the lavender bitters in the cocktail for a light, refreshing summer drink.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes / Serves 1
- 30ml The West Winds Sabre Gin
- 10ml lemon juice
- 2ml lavender bitters
- 90ml lemonade
- Crushed ice
- Place the gin, lemon juice and lavender bitters into a glass and stir well.
- Add the lemonade and stir lightly until everything is combined.
- Top the glass up with crushed ice and enjoy.
For those in the USA, the lemonade we use is the variety you find in the UK and Australia which is clear and carbonated. You can try using a clear lemon soda, or soda water with a dash of sugar syrup and 10ml of lemon juice.