These 7 Lavender Cocktails Are What Your Happy Hour Is Missing!

These 7 Lavender Cocktails Are What Your Happy Hour Is Missing!

Lavender cocktails have become a trend that looks like it’s not going away any time soon.

The clean, floral aroma of lavender makes a perfect versatile ingredient for different cocktail blends. Even though it's usually paired with gin, it's enjoyable with just about any other liquor. In the next couple of recipes, you’ll figure out just how versatile this cocktail syrup is.


Earl’s Lavender Sour

The 10 Best Lavender Cocktail Recipes by Moody Mixologist

Inspired by The Moody Mixologist’s list of favorite lavender-syrup recipes, we’ve cooped up this dream of a drink that’s great for happy hour, and brunch. 

Brandy (just like Cognac) makes an excellent pairing with lavender. Being grape-based, brandy inherently possesses subtle fruit notes and fragrances, which harmonize exquisitely with floral essences.

2 oz. Brandy
3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
3/4 oz. Earl Grey Tea
3/4 oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup
1 Egg White or Free Foam
Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, except bitters.
Shake well with ice.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Top the fluffy white foam with a few drops of lavender bitters.

Purple Hearts Mojito

top down view of a pale red cocktail with strawberries and mint

The 10 Best Lavender Cocktail Recipes by Moody Mixologist

Another one inspired by the Moody Mixologist’s Lavender cocktail favorites is a fun twist on a classic mojito that can be the perfect way to welcome the coming weeks of summer! 

The Mojito is a crowd-favorite, and mixing in the strawberries with the lavender just makes all of this elevate your cocktail experience to another level entirely.

2 oz. White Rum
1 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup
2-3 Fresh Strawberries
8-10 Mint Leaves
Spindrift Strawberry Sparkling Water
Muddle 4-5 mint leaves and 2 strawberries in a cocktail shaker.
Add remaining ingredients along with ice.
Shake well.
Double-strain the liquid into a highball glass filled with ice. 
Top with chilled sparkling water and garnish with strawberries and mint.


A Side of Lavender 

The Lavender Sidecar Recipe Recipe

The Lavender Sidecar Recipe by Natalie Migliarini

Cognac is a versatile cocktail ingredient. We often categorize them as one of the sipping spirits, but it can be blended into a cocktail just like Brandy in the Lavender Sour. 

This cocktail is best described as the elegant mix between the boldness of cognac, and the delicate allure of lavender. It’s a symphony of flavors, blending the timeless charm of brandy with the sophisticated, floral notes of lavender.

Inspired by a cocktail featured from Vine Pair, we've put our SoMixxy twist to this cocktail delicacy.

2 oz. Cognac
¾ oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup 
2 dashes of Lavender Bitters
Dehydrated Lemon Wheel
Lavender Sprig
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake well.
Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a dehydrated lemon wheel and lavender sprig.

    Lavender Love 

    Lavender Love Cocktail

    Lavender Love Cocktail by the Social Sipper

    It’s almost Valentine's, so I’m sure this would be a hit for the lovers out there.

    Not only does this taste and smell good, but it also looks positively dashing with its Barbie pink hue – maybe perfect for some Galentine’s events too.

    We took some notes from The Social Sipper on this Lavender Love Cocktail, and crafted our twist around it.

    2 oz. Gin
    ¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Syrup
    ¾ oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup
    Dash of Vanilla Extract
    2 oz. Lemon Sparkling Water
    Garnish: Lemon Slice & Lavender
    For the rim
    ½ tbsp Sugar
    ½ tsp Dried Lavender
    Zest of 1 Small Lemon
    Rim your glass:
    Combine sugar, dried lavender, and lemon zest on a shallow plate. Coat the cocktail glass rim with lavender syrup. Submerge in sugar mix to coat the rim.
    Add remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker. 
    Shake well.
    Double-strain mixture into prepared cocktail glass. 
    Top with lemon sparkling water.
    Garnish with a lemon slice and lavender sprig.


      The Elder Martini

      Lavender Elderflower Martini by The Boozy Mermaid

      This unique cocktail from The Boozy Mermaid went up our radar as we're always on the lookout for a good cocktail mix.

      In their blog post, they’ve mentioned that this is one of their most requested recipes so we definitely took it upon ourselves to craft our twist on this one.

      2 oz. Vodka or Gin
      1/2 oz. Elderflower Liqueur
      1/2 oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup
      3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
      Garnish: Lemon Twist

      Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
      Add ice and shake well.
      Strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
      Garnish with lemon twist.

      Velvet Oasis

      Lavender Cocktail

      The Most Refreshing Citrus Lavender Cocktail Ever by Emma Kelly

      This piqued our interest when Emma from Nurtured Homes described this cocktail as “the most refreshing lavender cocktail ever.”

      We wanted to see if this claim was fact by shaking up our version of this Velvet Oasis. And consider us hooked at the first sip!

      Lavender is just this exceptionally versatile drink that doesn’t need much frills around it to elevate the taste of a drink. It’s a flavor of its own, entirely.

      2 oz. Blanco Tequila
      1 oz. Lemon Juice
      1/2 oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup
      Ice Cubes
      Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin.
      Add ice.
      Shake well.
      Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.


        Lavender Elixir

        Lavender Grapefruit Mimosa by Hunger, Thirst, Play

        Lauren from Hunger, Thirst, Play was right when she said we shouldn’t have to wait for dang lunch to drink Prosecco. So, drink Prosecco, we must. 

        This one’s a bubbly treat that makes every occasion just so fun! The sweetness of floral lavender just complements the tart of acidic grapefruit and fizzy prosecco so well that it’s always a good time with this drink.

        As much as possible, try to make these with fresh ingredients because you will taste the difference. Now, once you’re all done with this drink and garnished it all up – sip to your heart’s content until the bubbles (or maybe the bottle itself) run out!

        4 oz. Prosecco
        1/2 oz. SoMixxy Lavender Syrup
        1 oz. Grapefruit Juice
        In a champagne glass, add the lavender syrup and grapefruit juice. 
        Stir to combine.
        Top with prosecco.
        Stir gently.
        Garnish with a sprig of lavender or lemon twist.  


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