Cocktail Hour // Vodka Lemonade with Lavender Cocktail

This Vodka Lemonade with Lavender Cocktail is fresh and zingy with a subtle floral finish. Cocktail recipes don’t get much easier than this, but it is such an elegant drink to serve. Perfect for all your summer party needs!

Vodka Lemonade with Lavender cocktail in a small glass

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.

How to make this Vodka Lemonade with Lavender Cocktail Recipe

Simply combine the 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?

Two empty glasses surrounded by ingredients to make vodka lemonade with lavender

Easy Vodka Lemonade Recipe

So, 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! I love cocktails that require no prep, you simply need to grab the ingredients and shake them up!

Cocktail recipe with fresh lavender

The fresh lavender really lifts this cocktail, from something very simple to something elegant and delicate. Just a little is used, so it’s not an overpowering taste, it just add a subtle floral note.  I love to use the fresh lavender as garnish, it not only adds a pop of color, but the aroma will hit you before you take a sip.

Be sure to buy culinary grade lavender which is available in most stores now.

Vodka being poured into a glass

Vodka Batch Cocktail

This recipe makes two delicious cocktails, but if you are looking to serve more people, you can easily double or triple this and batch it. Simply make up the cocktails in the shaker and pour into a large jug.  Keep the jug in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

Top tips for making this Vodka Lemonade with Lavender Cocktail

  • Meyer lemon juice is preferable as it is less acidic, and fresh is always best!
  • Shake the cocktail shaker for about thirty seconds until the shaker is ice cold.
  • You can make the cocktail ahead of time – make it up and keep it in the fridge.
  • Garnish the rim with lemon sugar and add a sprig of fresh lavender.

Glasses being filled up with Vodka Lemonade with Lavender

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Two glasses of Vodka Lemonade garnished with fresh lavender

If you have tried this cocktail, be sure to give me a star rating and let me know what you thought! 

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Cocktail Hour // Vodka Lavender Lemonade

  • Author: The Effortless Chic
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A refreshing and easy to make cocktail.


Scale

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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?


Keywords: lavender cocktail, lemonade cocktail, vodka cocktail

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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