The Botanist Spring Collins
Featuring homemade elderflower cordial, the Spring Collins is a seasonal serve, also comprising lemon and cloudy apple, topped with soda.
The Botanist Gin
Cloudy apple juice
Soda, to taste
Apple fan, to garnish
For the elderflower cordial
Unwaxed lemons, finely grated zest
including 150ml of orange juice
Add all ingredients to a Highball glass, with ice. Top with soda and garnish with an apple fan
To make the elderflower cordial
Bring 1.5 litres of water to the boil and pour over the elderflowers and citrus zest. Cover and leave overnight to infuse.
Strain the liquid through a piece of muslin and pour into a saucepan, add the sugar, lemon and orange juice.
Heat gently to dissolve the sugar, then bring to a simmer and cook for a couple of minutes.
Use a funnel to pour the hot syrup into sterilised bottles.
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Recipe by The London Economic, thelondoneconomic.com