Cocktail Hour // Vodka Lavender Lemonade

Vodka Lavender Lemonade :: The Effortless Chic 1

Is this the wrong time to admit that I day dream about my first post-pregnancy cocktail?  (I have a sneaking suspicion it’s going to be a margarita!)  I won’t let my own restrictions keep me from passing along some of my favorite cocktail recipes, though.  After all, what is Valentine’s Day if not an excuse to indulge in some sweet treats and cocktails?  Our lemon trees in the backyard have been going crazy the last couple of months, so this was the perfect excuse to get rid of some of our citrus surplus.  There are a few different ways you can put this one together, but I have been very into keeping things simple these days, so that’s the route we took with this recipe.  Keep reading for the details!

Vodka Lavender Lemonade :: The Effortless Chic 2

RECIPE

(makes 2 cocktails)

Ingredients

  • 6 white sugar cubes
  • 2 ounces cold water
  • 4 ounces fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • ice
  • four stems of lavender

Directions

Like I said, you could combine water, sugar, and lavender in a saucepan over heat and make a pretty delicious simple syrup for this one, but I have been trying to keep things simple these days.  Instead, combine first five ingredients plus two stems of the lavender in a cocktail shaker and shake at least thirty times.  Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with the remaining lavender.  Pretty simple, right?

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Vodka Lavender Lemonade :: The Effortless Chic 4

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Photos by Melissa Valladares

Cocktail glasses by West Elm

  1. jen this looks fantastic!
    and i must say, the photos are just lovely {as always}.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

    • Jen Pinkston

      02/10/2014

      Thank you so much, Molly! Melissa does such a fab job with the photography!

  2. Vodka, lemonade, and lavender? This sounds like my kind of drink! And it’s pretty to boot!
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

    • Jen Pinkston

      02/10/2014

      You and me both! This one is definitely calling my name after this baby is born!

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  5. thinktravelcelebrate

    02/09/2014

    This looks awesome, definitely trying it out sometime soon!

    http://www.thinktravelcelebrate.wordpress.com

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