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Strawberry & Lavender Gin Cheesecake

A delicious boozy cheesecake that combines the flavours of strawberry, lavender and gin! Dessert Responsibly XO

Difficulty: Easy

Servings 2 x 8 inch Cheesecakes
Author Monica C

Ingredients

  • cups Fresh Strawberry leaves cut
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 3 tbsp Tonic Water
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp London Dry Gin
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • 6 Lavender Sprigs
  • ½ zest of lemon

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over med-high heat, whisk sugar, cornstarch, and salt, followed by tonic water.
  2. Add 1.5 cups of Strawberries and mash with whisk (if soft enough) or use a potato masher to break down the strawberry until almost a liquid (lumps are fine here as well).
  3. Once broken down, bring the mixture to boiling point while constantly whisking. Do this for 1 full minute while at boiling point
  4. Take the saucepan from the oven and transfer to a bowl. While whisking, add the gin, lavender, mint and lemon. Slowly add in the gin, make sure not to throw in everything at once.
  5. Once the mixture is well combined, gently stir in the rest of the strawberries and let it rest until it reaches room temperature
  6. Place on top of the cheesecake in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours prior to consumption.
  7. Garnish with extra Mint and Lavender is optional

Recipe Notes

I’ll warn you, the mixture is going to seem very boozy, but I promise you that once combined with the cheesecake, it completely balances out and you get a slight hint of the gin.