Lavender Martini Recipes That’ll Look as Good as They Taste

Homemade lavender drink

Best known for its iconic light purple color and sweet aroma, lavender has been used in religious rituals, cooking, and decoration for hundreds of years. Given its unique botanical properties, lavender makes for a perfectly unexpected ingredient to mix into cocktails, but creates complexly flavored drinks that you won't be able to get enough of. With these lovely lavender martini recipes, you'll be ready for any bridal/baby shower that comes your way.

Lavender Martini

A classic lavender martini isn't overly complicated, merely combining lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and vodka together for a light, floral finish.

Cocktail Martini with lavender

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a sprig or two of lavender.

Lemon Lavender Martini

Lemon and lavender go surprisingly well together, as you'll find out with this lemon lavender martini which combines lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, Limoncello, and lavender gin.

Lemon lavender martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, Limoncello, and lavender infused gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a few lavender buds.

Pink Elephants Martini

Drink too many of these martinis and you'll start seeing all of the pink elephants running around the room that the recipe was so aptly named after.

Lavender Martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce lavender simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces rosé
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lavender simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass and top with rosé.
  4. Garnish with a lavender sprig.

Magic Lavender Martini

This lavender-flavored martini uses butterfly pea flower gin, which changes colors based on what it's mixed with and the temperatures that it's mixed at, just like magic.

Lavender gin cocktail with orchid garish

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce lavender simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces butterfly pea flower gin
  • Ice
  • Dried orchid for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lavender simple syrup, lemon juice, and butterfly pea flower gin.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a dried orchid.

Blueberry Lavender Martini

Another delicious combination, fresh blueberry and lavender come together in this summer martini that's perfect to accompany your guests at your next outdoor get together.

Lavender Blueberry Drink

Ingredients

  • 8-10 blueberries, 2-3 for garnish
  • 2 lavender sprigs, one for garnish
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries and lavender sprig.
  2. Add the simple syrup and vanilla vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a tall glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with the extra blueberries and lavender sprig.

Bubbly Lavender Martini

A little fizz never hurt anybody, and this bubbly lavender martini proves just that with its easy to follow mixture of lemon syrup, lavender gin, and club soda.

Lavender Soda

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce lemon syrup
  • 1½ ounces lavender gin
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Lavender beads for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or something similar filled with ice, pour the lemon syrup.
  2. Carefully pour in the lavender gin on top, trying to keep the two layers separated.
  3. Top with club soda.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkling of lavender beads.

Ways to Garnish a Lavender Martini

Floral cocktails like lavender-based ones don't need to be overpowered with complicated garnishes. Their botanical beauty and flavor don't need much to be complimented, like any one of these perfect lavender martini garnishes:

  • A simple lavender sprig added to the glass of any finished drink will bring a delightful color and aroma to the drink's overall finish.
  • You can take a lavender sprig and remove a few of its purple beads to top your drinks off with.
  • A lemon wheel's pale color really compliments any purple lavender cocktail you make.
  • A sugared rim is a great way to add a bit of texture and sweetness to your lavender martini.
  • If you want to put your drink over ice, you can cut up some lavender sprigs and freeze them with some ice cubes to perfect your cottage core aesthetic.

Flower Picking Meets Cocktail Mixing

You don't have to leave picking flowers behind once you're all grown up; in fact, the fruits of mother nature have a way of making the most interesting drinks and dishes. Maybe you have a green thumb and want to take on the challenge of growing your own lavender or you know the perfect spot to find some wild batches; either way, make sure to pick enough lavender to make as many lavender martinis as suits your fancy.

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