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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
For the rim
Double-strain mixture into prepared cocktail glass.
Top with lemon sparkling water.
Garnish with a lemon slice and lavender sprig.
The Elder Martini
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.
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake well.
Strain mixture into chilled martini glass.
Garnish with lemon twist.
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.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin.
Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.
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!
In a champagne glass, add the lavender syrup and grapefruit juice.
Stir to combine.
Top with prosecco.
Garnish with a sprig of lavender or lemon twist.