Lavender Lemonade Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


Lavender Lemonade cocktail is a refreshing and aromatic twist on the classic lemonade. It was first introduced in the South of France, where lavender fields are abundant and the locals love to incorporate the fragrant herb into their cuisine and beverages. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy floral and citrus flavors, making it a popular choice for spring and summer gatherings.

  • Origin: South of France
  • Popular during: Spring and Summer
  • Loved by: People who enjoy floral and citrus flavors

How Lavender Lemonade Tastes?

The Lavender Lemonade cocktail has a delightful balance of sweet, sour, and floral flavors. The lemonade provides a tangy and refreshing base, while the lavender syrup adds a subtle sweetness and a fragrant aroma. The combination creates a light, crisp, and invigorating taste that is perfect for warm weather sipping.

Interesting facts about Lavender Lemonade

  • Lavender has been used for centuries for its calming and soothing properties, making this cocktail a great choice for relaxation.
  • The color of the cocktail can vary from a pale purple to a more vibrant hue, depending on the concentration of the lavender syrup.
  • Lavender Lemonade can also be enjoyed as a non-alcoholic beverage by simply omitting the vodka or gin.


A few good options for Lavender Lemonade are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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A few good options for Lavender Lemonade are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Lemonade: 8 oz

The base of the cocktail, providing a sweet and tart canvas which the other components build upon. Too much and you'll dilute the sophistication; too little and it won't be a lemonade cocktail anymore, would it?

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Lavender syrup: 1 oz

This sweet, floral syrup adds an elegant, aromatic twist. Without this, you would lose the 'lavender' in your Lavender Lemonade. Swap it for rose syrup and you're in a different garden of flavors altogether.

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Vodka or Gin: 2 oz

This is the spirit of the drink, choose vodka for a smoother ride or gin for a botanical adventure. Skip this and you may as well be sipping on virgin lemonade; which isn't too bad if that's what you fancy.

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Fresh lemon juice: 1 oz

It's like the zesty wingman to the lemonade, adding brightness and enhancing the citrusy profile. No lemon juice, less zing!

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Ice: 1 cup

Keeps our creation cool and refreshing. Without ice, you're shaking hands with a lukewarm acquaintance instead of a cool new friend.

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Fresh lavender sprigs: 1

Purely for garnish but they say, 'the first sip is with the eyes'. It's like a little purple flag saying, 'Hey, I'm special!'

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Lemon wheel: 1

Another garnish that adds visual appeal and a hint of 'I've got my life together' as you sip your cocktail.

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Recipe. How to make Lavender Lemonade Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Add lemonade, lavender syrup, vodka or gin, and fresh lemon juice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled and combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a fresh lavender sprig and a lemon wheel.

Pro Tips

  • For a more intense lavender flavor, muddle a few fresh lavender leaves in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer when pouring the cocktail to remove any small bits of lavender.
  • For a sparkling variation, top the cocktail with a splash of club soda or sparkling water.

Perfect Pairings


  • Goat cheese crostini: The tanginess of the goat cheese complements the tartness of the lemon and hints of lavender.
  • Caprese salad: The freshness of tomatoes and basil pairs nicely with the refreshing qualities of the cocktail.

Main Courses

  • Grilled fish: A light, simply-seasoned grilled fish would allow the flavors of the cocktail to shine through.
  • Chicken paillard: The lemon in the cocktail echoes the zesty flavors often found in this dish.


  • Lemon sorbet: To amplify the citrus experience from the cocktail.
  • Vanilla panna cotta: The creaminess of the dessert contrasts well with the crispness of the Lavender Lemonade.

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What you could change in Lavender Lemonade

  • Lavender syrup can be replaced with homemade lavender-infused simple syrup.
  • Vodka or gin can be replaced with a non-alcoholic spirit for a mocktail version.

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Honey Lavender Lemonade

  • Replace lavender syrup with honey lavender syrup: Adds a natural sweetness and depth.
  • Description: The honey gives the cocktail a richer mouthfeel and pairs beautifully with the herbal notes of the lavender.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

  • Top off with soda water or sparkling wine: Adds a fizzy twist to the drink.
  • Description: The effervescence from the bubbles makes it a lively and festive choice, perfect for a summer soirée.

Lavender Lemonade Mocktail

  • Omit the alcohol and add more lemonade: For a non-alcoholic version.
  • Description: A refreshing option for those who prefer to skip the booze but still want to enjoy the fragrant flavors of lavender and lemon.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lavender Lemonade

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Lavender Lemonade

What type of glass should I use for serving the Lavender Lemonade cocktail?

A highball glass is the best choice for serving the Lavender Lemonade cocktail. Its tall and slender shape allows the drink to stay cooler for longer, and it showcases the beautiful gradient effect created by the lavender syrup and lemonade.

Are there any specific brands of vodka or gin that work best in a Lavender Lemonade cocktail?

There is no specific brand of vodka or gin that is necessary for making a Lavender Lemonade cocktail, it largely depends on personal preference. Any brand that you enjoy would work!

Are there any health benefits to lavender?

Lavender is not only a fragrant herb, but it's also known to have mood-enhancing effects. Some people find that lavender can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, though keep in mind that cocktails should be consumed in moderation.

Why does the Lavender Lemonade cocktail have a gradient effect?

The gradient effect in the Lavender Lemonade cocktail is created by the different densities of the ingredients. When poured carefully, the heavier lavender syrup sinks to the bottom, while the lighter lemonade floats to the top, creating a striking gradient of colors.

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