This weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer and while things are a little different this year, there’s one thing that won’t change: refreshing drinks by the pool or on your porch. Sure you can pour out a glass of rosé or make a margarita but maybe you’re not in the mood for alcohol or you’re attempting the Cali sober lifestyle. You can still enjoy something cold and delicious with a slight buzz by trying this easy spin on the classic Tom Collins cocktail.
Normally a Tom Collins features gin, lemon juice, sugar, and seltzer water but our version uses Cann’s lemon lavender flavor. The dosed beverage has 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD for a light, balanced buzz. Mixed with some fresh lemon juice and fresh lavender simple syrup, it’s a bright and delicious way to join in on the happy hour fun sans alcohol.
Lemon Lavender Collins
1 Lemon Lavender Cann
¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoons of lavender simple syrup (recipe below or buy it here)
¼ teaspoon of grenadine
3 dashes of bitters
Lavender simple syrup
1 cup water
2 cups of granulated white sugar
3 tablespoons of lavender blossoms (fresh or dried is fine)
To make the syrup:
Bring water and lavender blossoms to a boil in a small saucepan.
Lower the heat and stir in sugar until it’s dissolved.
Simmer for 15 minutes on a low flame.
Take the saucepan off the heat and let the mixture steep for another hour.
Strain out the lavender and let the liquid cool before storing in a glass container. It will keep for two weeks in the fridge.
To make the mocktail:
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously and pour into a glass.
Garnish with a lemon slice and lavender sprig.