Lavender's Blue Dilly Dilly

One of my earliest memories is of dancing around the house wearing a towel as a cloak and a bowl as a crown, pretending to be a queen whilst my favourite nursery rhyme played… ⁠

“Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green,⁠
When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen”.⁠

London cocktail week is the perfect time to create a cocktail fit for any wannabe king or queen who once dreamed of living in Buckingham Palace. The beautiful citrus notes and slight spice of Fifty Pounds Gin balance perfectly with the blueberry and lavender of this regal gin cocktail, to give layers of sweet and sour, fruit and spice.⁠

The Recipe

Serving: 1


  • 60ml Fifty Pounds Gin⁠
  • 30ml Blueberry Syrup⁠
  • 15ml Lavender Syrup⁠
  • 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice⁠
  • 1 Egg White⁠
  • Ice⁠

How to make or shake it

Chill a coupe glass⁠
Dry shake the egg white with 1 piece of ice for 30 seconds⁠
Add the other ingredients and a handful of ice to the shaker and shake well⁠
Strain into your chilled glass⁠

Recipe courtesy of The Olde Privy

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