Pitcher Perfect Lavender Cocktail Lemon Gin Recipe

Jill Holtz

December 27, 2017

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The comforting and enticing scent of lavender is an intriguing way to add something special to your cocktails. You won’t want to miss this recipe for lavender cocktail with lemon and gin and a family-friendly lavender lemonade.

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This article first appeared in our November 2017 My Time Online Magazine.

We took inspiration from Naomi Lavelle’s recipe for lavender syrup for these recipes. You can check out her lavender ideas here.

“I decided to give this glamourous sounding cocktail and lemonade recipe a go – and the results are truly delicious! I thought the lavender would be quite strong, but it’s surprisingly subtle and my daughters loved the lemonade recipe.” – Jill, co-founder of Mykidstime

Lavender Syrup

Ingredients

  • 500ml (16 fl. oz) water
  • 3 tbsp fresh lavender flowers (you can use dried if you don’t have fresh)
  • 350g (12oz) caster sugar (granulated sugar would work too)

Method

  1. Place the water and lavender in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer and leave for five minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and stir continuously until all the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then strain through a sieve into a container. Cover and refrigerate (the syrup can be stored for up to 3 weeks).

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Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients

  • Juice of 3-4 lemons
  • 125ml (4 fl oz) lavender syrup
  • 1½ litre (50 fl oz) sparkling water (or soda water)

Method

  1. Mix the lemon juice with the syrup and sparkling water to taste.
  2. Serve with ice and garnish with a lavender stem.

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Lavender Lemon Gin Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 parts gin
  • 1 part lavender syrup
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • Prosecco (or tonic water if preferred)

Method

  1. Combine the gin, lavender syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well and then strain into a glass.
  2. Top up with prosecco (or tonic water) and garnish with a sprig of lavender.

Thanks to Naomi for the inspiration. Slainte!

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Over to you now. Have you tried this recipe for Lavender Lemonade or the more grown up Lavender Cocktail with Lemon Gin? Tell us what you thought in the comments below. 

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Published On: December 27th, 2017 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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