Lavender Martini Cocktail Recipe

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Lavender Martini Nutrition Facts


Fat:0 g

Protein:0 g

Carbohydrates:15 g

Alcohol %:20

Created by

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


The Lavender Martini is a modern twist on the classic Martini. It was created by innovative bartenders looking to add a unique flavor profile to the traditional cocktail. The addition of lavender gives this drink a floral note that is both refreshing and calming. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy floral and herbaceous flavors in their drinks.

How Lavender Martini Tastes?

The Lavender Martini is a delightful mix of sweet, floral, and slightly bitter flavors. The lavender syrup imparts a sweet floral note, while the gin provides a slight bitterness. The lemon juice adds a touch of acidity, balancing out the sweetness.

Interesting facts about Lavender Martini

  • The Lavender Martini is a relatively new cocktail, having only been created in the last few decades.
  • Despite its recent creation, it has quickly become a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.
  • The use of lavender in cocktails is a relatively recent trend, but it has quickly gained popularity due to its unique flavor profile.


A few good options for Lavender Martini are:

  • Tanqueray Gin
  • Roku Japanese Gin

Learn everything on which Gin to choose


Gin is the spirit base of our Lavender Martini, providing a botanical complexity and kick. Using 2 oz ensures robust flavor without overpowering the delicate lavender. Minus the gin, you're hosting a garden party in a glass sans the guest of honor! Alternatives like vodka can offer a more neutral base, making the floral and citrus notes more prominent.

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Lavender Syrup

The aromatic heart of this cocktail, 1 oz of lavender syrup infuses sweet floral notes that are essential for the martini's character. Less syrup, and the gin's still searching for its dance partner; more, and it's lost in the perfume section. Honey or elderflower syrup can be a sweet substitution, shifting the flavor to a more honeyed or fruity floral taste.

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Lemon Juice

Lemon juice adds a zesty tang and a balancing act for the sweetness of the syrup. At 1 oz, it's just enough to give a bright acid kick without turning the drink into a lemonade stand. No lemon juice? It's like a summer day with no sun! An alternative citrus like lime could offer a sharper, more tropical twist.

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Ice Cubes

As needed, because shaking our martini with ice chills it to perfection and dilutes the drink slightly for a smooth experience. Without ice, you might as well sip gin on a playground slide in August. The dilution helps meld flavors together; without it, the cocktail could be too intense.

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Lavender Sprig

This garnish adds an elegant touch and subtly reinforces the perfume of lavender. It's like a garnish that whispers, 'I'm fancy.' A martini without a garnish is like a joke without a punchline. No lavender sprig could leave the cocktail looking somewhat naked, but a twist of lemon peel could provide a zesty visual substitute.

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Recipe. How to make Lavender Martini Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the gin, lavender syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake well until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to use a good quality gin, as it is the main ingredient in this cocktail.
  • Chill your martini glass before serving for the best experience.
  • Don't overdo it with the lavender syrup, as it can overpower the other flavors.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese Plate: A selection of mild cheeses, like chevre or brie, complements the floral notes of the Lavender Martini.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes such as seared scallops or shrimp cocktail pair beautifully, as the citrus from the lemon juice brings out the freshness of the ocean flavors.


  • Vanilla or Lemon Desserts: The sweet and citrusy profile of the martini matches well with desserts like lemon bars or vanilla bean panna cotta.
  • Dark Chocolate: For a delightful contrast, enjoy it with rich dark chocolate, which balances the martini's light and floral character.

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What you could change in Lavender Martini

  • If you don't have lavender syrup, you can make your own by simmering 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of water, and 2 tablespoons of dried lavender until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool, then strain out the lavender.
  • You can substitute the gin with vodka if you prefer a smoother taste.

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Earl Grey Martini

Replace the lavender syrup with Earl Grey tea syrup to bring in a distinctive bergamot flavor that pairs elegantly with the botanicals of the gin. The result is a sophisticated, tea-inspired twist on the classic martini that embodies the spirit of English teatime with a boozy kick.

Honey Lavender Martini

Mix in honey syrup with the lavender syrup for a richer, more rounded sweetness. Add a dash of orange bitters to complement the honey's warmth. It's like the Lavender Martini put on a sweater and cozied up by the fireplace!

Berry Lavender Martini

Muddle a handful of fresh berries (such as raspberries or blackberries) before adding the rest of the ingredients. The berries will bring a tart sweetness and a vibrant color that makes it a berry-licious summer refresher. The addition of berries takes you from an English garden to a bountiful berry field in one sip.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lavender Martini

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.

Learn everything on how to shake

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.

Learn everything on how to strain

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 Martini

What type of glass is best for serving a Lavender Martini?

A Lavender Martini is best served in a chilled martini glass to maintain its cool temperature and enhance the presentation.

Can I use fresh lavender instead of lavender syrup in this cocktail?

Yes, you can use fresh lavender. However, the flavor might not be as concentrated. It’s recommended to create a simple syrup using fresh lavender for better flavor infusion.

What other garnishes can be used in a Lavender Martini?

Alongside a sprig of lavender, you can also garnish with a slice of lemon or a twist of lemon peel to add a pop of color and enhance the flavor profile.

What's the best time to serve this cocktail?

The Lavender Martini is suitable for any occasion, but it's especially good for afternoon or evening gatherings as the lavender can be quite calming.

What food pairings go well with a Lavender Martini?

Light appetizers like olives, cheese, and crackers or seafood dishes like oysters or sushi work well with Lavender Martinis.

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