In case you weren’t sure what your cocktail for this weekend was going to be, I’ve got you covered: Vodka Lavender Lemonade.
What? Am I the only one who plans their adult beverages for the weekend?
If you like smelling lavender, you are going to love drinking it. This cocktail is light and refreshing and perfect for these brutally hot summer days we have been having. The first thing you need to do is make the lavender simple syrup, which sounds like a chore but is really quite quick and easy. AND it makes your kitchen smell heavenly. I purchased dried lavender here from Amazon. I love the cute and simple packaging, and you get a ton of lavender! I’m thinking soap or candles or something will be my next lavender project. What would you guys like to see?
The ingredients for the cocktail aren’t exact because it really depends on your tastes. If you’ve had a rough week and
want need a stronger drink, add more vodka. If you like a sweeter drink, add more lavender syrup. If you want a tart drink, go heavy on the lemon. Start small and add more as you go. It may take a couple drinks to get it right, if you know what I mean.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp dried lavender
Lavender Lemonade Cocktail
- 1.5-2.5oz vodka
- 2-3 tbsp lavender simple syrup
- 1-2 lemons, juiced
- cold water
Take a small pot and put it over medium-high heat. Pour in water and lavender. Bring to a boil, pour in sugar. Let boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and let steep for 10 minutes. Once the syrup has cooled pour it through a fine strainer to remove the lavender. You can store it in an airtight container in the fridge up to one month.
Grab a tall glass and fill it halfway with ice. Pour in your vodka, your lemon juice, and your syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with cold water.
Now go sit in your backyard, in the shade, and sip this delightfully refreshing drink.