Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers, or other edible dried flowers
Gin & Tonic
2 tablespoons chopped peeled cucumber
2 ounces gin
½ cup tonic water
Cucumber slice for serving
To prepare simple syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in flowers and let cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes. Strain (discard the flowers) and refrigerate for up to 1 month. (Makes 1-1¼ cups.)
To prepare gin & tonic: Fill a tall glass with ice. With a muddler, mash cucumber in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add gin and 1 ounce of the simple syrup. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into the glass and add tonic. Stir to combine. Garnish with cucumber slice, if desired.
To make ahead: Refrigerate simple syrup for up to 1 month.
228 calories;0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 23 g sugars; 23 g added sugars; 18 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 14 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 20 mg sodium; 24 mg potassium