Make Your Own Lavender-Infused Vodka

Published April 18, 2022
lavender flowers for vodka

Ingredients

  • 4-5 fresh lavender sprigs or 2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
  • 750mL vodka
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. If using lavender sprigs, gently rinse and allow to air dry.
  2. In a large clean bottle or jar, add the preferred lavender and vodka.
  3. Tightly seal the bottles or jars and give the containers a firm swirl.
  4. Store the containers in a cool, dark place for approximately 3 to 4 days, repeating the swirling each day.
  5. After several days, sample the infusing by pouring a small amount into a glass. If you want more flavor, continue to steep the infusion.
  6. If the flavor meets your standards, carefully lavender sprigs if used, and discard them.
  7. Funnel the infused vodka into the second clean bottle, filtering with the cheesecloth to remove any loose lavender buds.
  8. Carefully seal. You can enjoy the lavender vodka immediately.

You can store unused infused vodka in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place for approximately one to two years before the quality decreases. Take care to dispose of when the flavor starts to fade or tastes "off."

Variations of Lavender-Infused Vodka

Further develop the floral notes of lavender by adding spices, herbs, or fruits to really make this unique infusion shine.

  • Pair your lavender infusion with fruit by adding one or two unpeeled whole, sliced apples or pears. For a fruit citrus touch, include two to three whole sliced lemons or limes or a whole sliced orange. Use a full cup of pitted and sliced plums or peaches.
  • To add berries to the equation, toss in a cup of halved berries such as blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, or strawberries.
  • Herbs and spices add an earthy touch. Consider three to four sprigs of thyme, rosemary, mint, or a whole vanilla bean.
  • Use nuts for an earthier taste. Add a half to a full cup of coarsely chopped almonds, shelled pistachios, or walnuts.
  • Sweeten your lavender vodka by adding a half cup of honey.

Lavender-Infused Lavender Cocktails

Because vodka already offers such a neutral palette, there's nothing standing between lavender and its well-deserved spotlight in these cocktails.

Vodka Lavender Martini

This martini is nothing short of the perfect sunny afternoon in a glass.

lavender infused vodka martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, lavender vodka, and dry vermouth.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Lovely Lavender Lemonade

Perhaps you're searching for something a little less boozy and something a little more brunch friendly.

lavender vodka lemonade

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces lavender-infused vodka
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel and lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lavender vodka, vanilla liqueur, and lemonade.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel and lavender sprig.

Lavender Cosmo

While this follows the usual rules for the cosmo, it adds in that signature lavender flavor and just a touch of raspberry, too.

berry lavender martini

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces lavender-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ¼ ounce raspberry liqueur
  • Ice
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lavender vodka, lime juice, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and raspberry liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lavender sprig.

Blooming Blueberry

The summery sights of blossoming flowers and ripe berries aren't just for the garden. They're for the glass too!

blueberry lavender infused vodka cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces lavender-infused vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blueberry cordial
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lavender sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, lavender vodka, lemon juice, and blueberry cordial.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with lavender sprig.

You can also use 1/2 ounce of blueberry infused vodka + 1/2 ounce of simple syrup in place of the blueberry cordial. The resulting drink will be slightly stronger but bursting with blueberry flavor!

Mixers for Lavender Vodka Drinks

Highlight the floral lavender flavor with a simple mixer, or layer a few to create a unique cocktail.

  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Tonic water
  • Plain club soda
  • Flavored club soda, such as vanilla, orange, lemon, berry, or coconut
  • Coconut water
  • Apple cider
  • Almond liqueur
  • Orange liqueur
  • Blueberry liqueur
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Peach nectar
  • Simple syrup

Floral Lavender-Infused Vodka for Instant Spring

With lavender-infused vodka, every day is a warm spring afternoon. With lavender vodka, you can enjoy those floral notes anytime, any day. Be the star of spring, be it Easter or Mother's day or birthdays, with a gifted jar.

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