August 19, 2022| By

Lavender Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 mins
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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.

Love a classic gin cocktail? Try this Gin Mojito and AMF Drink!

a lavender cocktail in a coupe glass garnished with rosemary, fresh lavender, and a fig.
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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 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 acidty 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!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients to make a lavender cocktail - gin, lavender syrup, prosecco, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice.

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!

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.

a lavender cocktail in a glass with fresh lavender sprigs.

Tips

  • If you really want to play up the lavender flavor, try adding a dash of lavender bitters!
  • Pro tip: chill your glasses ahead of time so that when you're ready to serve, the cocktail will stay cool until the very last sip!
  • If you're serving this for special occasions, make it into a fancy cocktail by garnishing with fresh herbs, lavender, and a beautiful fig! Fresh figs are so figgin good with this recipe, especially this time of year.

What You'll Need

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.

two cocktails on a serving board.

How to make a Lavender Gin Cocktail

  • Add lavender syrup, elderflower liqueur, gin, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Also add an ice cube or two!
  • Shake it up and pour into a cocktail glass and top off the drink with Prosecco. Garnish with lavender flowers and a sprig of fresh lavender for the perfect cocktail!

Recipe FAQs

Can you use fresh lavender in cocktails?

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.

Can you eat lavender?

Yes, lavender is edible and tastes really good might I add. Both fresh and dried lavender are edible and safe to eat.

What pairs well with lavender in cocktails?

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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a lavender cocktail in a coupe glass garnished with rosemary, fresh lavender, and a fig.

Lavender Cocktails

Delicious floral cocktails containing lavender syrup, gin, Prosecco, topped with mint for a refreshing taste! The perfect way to enjoy a summer night.
Serving: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Calories: 233kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Coupe Glasses
  • Jigger

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Lavender Syrup
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1 cup Prosecco
  • Mint leaves, garnish

Directions

  • Add gin, lavender syrup. elderflower liqueur, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for about 20 seconds. Pour into two glasses and pour Prosecco to the top of each glass.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.

Notes

  • If making homemade lavender syrup, boil 4 tbsps of dried lavender leaves in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 20 minutes and allow to cool.
  • If you really want to play up the lavender flavor, try adding a dash of lavender bitters!
  • Pro tip: chill your glasses ahead of time so that when you're ready to serve, the cocktail will stay cool until the very last sip!
  • If you're serving this for special occasions, make it into a fancy cocktail by garnishing with fresh herbs, lavender, and a beautiful fig! Fresh figs are so figgin good with this recipe.
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Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktails

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