Lavender & Lemongrass Daiquiri

Harvey Nichols London has launched a guide to Summer drinking featuring an elite selection of seasonal recipes for refreshing cocktails and light snacks, perfect for a Summer of entertaining. This complimentary booklet will be available to pick up in all stores and at Harvey Nichols Restaurants, including OXO Tower and Prism.

Lavender & Lemongrass Daiquiri (above) -

A delightful variant on the classic rum drink. Reminiscent of lemon sherbet and utterly decadent (serves 1):

1 stick fresh lemongrass (with one thin slice reserved for garnish)
1tsp lavender sugar
35ml Havana Anejo Blanco rum
25ml Koko Kanu rum
15ml fresh lime juice

Roughly chop the lemongrass and then muddle in the base of the Boston shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Shake over ice and strain with a bar strainer into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lemongrass or an edible flower.

The guide also features the latest food, wine and spirit suggestions from Harvey Nichols Foodmarket and Wine Shop buying teams, and easy to follow recipes of nibbles to accompany your drinks, from Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls to Smoked Paprika Roasted Almonds.