Lavender Lemonade Martini

Serves 2-3 cocktails depending on the size of your glass.

Prep Time 10 min

Cook Time 5 hrs

Total Time 10 mins


Ingredients

    For the lavender simple syrup

    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 6 sprigs of culinary lavender

    For the cocktail

    • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 4 oz vodka, chilled

    To Garnish

    • Sugar for rimming
    • Additional lavender sprigs
    • Lemon slices, halved

    Directions

    To Make the Simple Syrup:

    1. Combine the sugar and water in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil; cook only until the sugar is dissolved. Add lavender sprigs and allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally.

    To Make The Cocktail:

    1. Rim the edge of two martini glasses with a lemon slice and dip the edge into sugar (I like cake decorating sugar with larger crystals)
    2. Strain the lavender simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and add the lemon juice and vodka. Shake until VERY cold.
    3. Pour the lemonade/vodka mixture through a strainer into a cocktail glass. I prefer it without ice but if you prefer, put some crushed ice into the glass first.
    4. Garnish with lavender sprigs and lemon slices.

    Recipe Notes

    This is also a delightful drink without the vodka if serving to non drinkers or children!

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