It's time to sip on something floral and fun! This Lavender Cocktail is refreshing and light with subtle floral notes that will appeal to all of your senses.
It's a fancy cocktail that's easy to make and only calls for five ingredients - gin, lavender simple syrup, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and bubbly prosecco for a nice fizz. Garnish with fresh lavender sprigs for the most beautiful cocktails ever.
Lavender has always been on of those elusive ingredients. Whenever it's in something, the taste is familiar because you can actively recall the smell but when you're eating it, it's always such a cool experience.
That being said, this lavender cocktail recipe incorporates all of those beautiful floral lavender and elderflower notes and adds a nice touch of herby flavor with the gin. Couple that with some citrus and acidity from the Prosecco and it's the most perfectly balanced cocktail ever.
Save this delicious recipe for one of those long days after work, happy hour, or a holiday dinner! Everyone will love this one!
Lavender syrup: the lavender syrup is the star of the show. I used pre-made lavender syrup. If you're not sure where to find lavender syrup, I purchased mine from Total Wine, but you can also get it on amazon too. You can also make your own homemade lavender syrup too! You'll need culinary grade dried lavender, sugar, and water - it's pretty simple. Check out the recipe card for more details.
Elderflower Liqueur: this brings more floral flavor and mixes exceptionally well with the lavender.
Gin: use your favorite gin of choice. I like a dry gin like Beefeater that's more floral tasting. It compliments the other ingredients really well. If you're a big fan of gin, you have to try my French Gimlet or it's vodka rendition, vodka gimlet!
Lime Juice: the lime juice brings us all of the citrus notes to brighten the cocktail up a bit! You can also use fresh lemon juice if you don't have any limes. Both are a great choice.
Prosecco: the acidity and touch of fizz from the Prosecco makes this such a refreshing cocktail. If you don't have any Prosecco, you can use club soda in its place.
I recommend three items to make this classic cocktail - a jigger, a cocktail shaker, and to serve, a coupe glass (but you can use any glass you'd like). The jigger just makes it so easy to measure and the cocktail shaker really helps blend everything together.
If you don't have any of these, it's totally fine! You can use a mason jar with a lid in lieu of the cocktail shaker and a measuring cup to measure the ounces.
Fresh lavender makes for a nice garnish, but in order to get the lavender flavor, you'll need to make the lavender into a syrup.
Yes, lavender is edible and tastes really good might I add. Both fresh and dried lavender are edible and safe to eat.
There are so many different ways that you can use lavender in cocktails. Lavender goes well with gin, tequila, and vodka!
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