For this Mother’s Day, the Shelter team has two recipes, for a mocktail (with no alcohol) and a cocktail.
(scroll down for a printable version of the recipes)

First for the mocktail, called the Jimmy Lavender:

Shelter Mocktail Jimmy Lavender




In a tall glass, stir together:

  • Lavender Honey Syrup 1/2oz
  • Lemon Juice 1oz
  • Soda water
  • Top with cranberry juice
  • Garnish with a lime wheel


and for the cocktail recipe:  Lavender in Bloom

Shelter Tofino Cocktail Lavender in Bloom
Photo by Shelter Restaurant.

In a tumbler, stir together:

  • Arbutus Distillery Blue Gin (from Nanaimo) 2oz
  • Lavender & Honey Syrup*** 1oz
  • Lemon Juice 1oz
  • Egg White 1oz (around 1/2 an egg white)
  • Sprinkle of dried lavender on top

***The base recipe for this is for a honey syrup; Mix equal parts sugar & water, then add 1 cup of dried lavender.  Bring it all to the boiling point. Once it’s boiling, let it rest and strain it so there is no dried lavender residue in the syrup. 

Download + print this recipe: Shelter Cocktail + Mocktail


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