Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

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This easy lavender lemonade cocktail is the perfect summer cocktail! It’s bright and cheery thanks to the lemon and the homemade lavender liqueur adds a delicious floral flavor.

If you love all things lavender, you’re in the right place! Try these Lemon Lavender Muffins or this homemade Lavender Extract. I love using Lavender Honey to sweeten herbal tea!

lavender lemonade cocktail

I’m not a big drinker, but I have a soft spot for this beautiful drink. It’s really such a perfect balance of flavors with just a hint of lavender and tangy citrus flavors. It’s also just picture-perfect!

You’ll love this lavender lemonade cocktail recipe

  • Tastes like a trip to France: When I drink this fun twist on lemon drop martinis, I immediately feel like I’ve been swept away to Provence. I imagine walking through lush lavender fields and soaking up the summer sun.
  • Perfect for parties: This is such a simple drink, yet it tastes and looks fancy enough to serve at a special occasion, like wedding showers, baby showers, Mother’s Day brunch, or at any summer gatherings.
  • Cool & refreshing: This sweet drink is truly the perfect summer cocktail, ideal for enjoying on the patio during the summer months.
  • Easy to make: Even better, this delicious recipe requires just a handful of simple ingredients and comes together in just moments!!


You don’t need any fancy tools for this easy lavender cocktail recipe! You just need a glass, a shot glass, and a spoon. If you’re adding the optional sugar garnish, you’ll want a small flat dish.

For glassware, feel free to use your favorite cocktail glass. It’d be lovely in a coupe glass or a simple mason jar. You’ll see in these photos that I used small vintage jam jars that have turned purple with age. Aren’t they cute?

ingredients for lavender lemonade cocktail


  • Lavender liqueur: This homemade lavender-infused liquor adds a touch of lavender flavor and a nice sweetness that mellows out the tart lemon. It’s made by infusing culinary lavender buds in vodka for a month, then sweetening the mixture with a homemade simple syrup.
  • Vodka: Choose your favorite vodka to make sure you don’t hide the lavender flavor.
  • Fresh lemons: A little lemon juice brightens the cool, subtle flavor of lavender and makes this drink so yummy.
  • Ice: Ice makes this such a refreshing cocktail on a hot day!
  • Sparkling water: Choose regular soda water or sparkling water. I usually just use my SodaStream for this part.
  • Lavender sugar: Add an optional sugar rim of my homemade lavender sugar, made by blending fresh lavender flowers with cane sugar. It’s so easy and makes this drink extra pretty.
  • Food coloring: If you’d like to make the drink more obviously purple, add a few drops of purple food coloring.
  • Optional garnishes: Grab some fresh lavender sprigs, a lemon wheel, or a little fresh mint for a unique twist.

How to Make Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

All of the specific details and measurements are in the recipe card below. Feel free to print or save it for later!

  1. Run a lemon wedge across the rim of the glass. Dip the glass into lavender sugar.
  2. Add the ice, lavender liqueur, vodka, and lemon juice. Top with sparkling water. If adding food coloring, do it at this time.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve with an optional sprig of lavender, mint leaves, or a lemon slice.
lavender lemonade cocktail recipe

Tips & Variations

  • Substitute gin: Personally, I can’t drink gin, but it’s a great neutral alcohol that would be a great choice instead of vodka.
  • Substitute for lavender sugar: Feel free to use regular white sugar for a sugar rim if you don’t have lavender sugar.
  • Swap out homemade lemonade: Feel free to doctor some homemade lemonade with lavender liqueur, vodka, and sparkling water.
  • Ditch the vodka: Replace the sparkling water and vodka with prosecco for a lavender lemonade prosecco cocktail!


How many servings does this lemon lavender cocktail recipe make?

This recipe is meant to make one serving. If you’d like to increase the batch size, simply multiply the quantities based on the number of people you are serving.

Especially if you’re serving this recipe at a party, you can fill a cocktail shaker with enough lavender liqueur, vodka, and lemon juice for 3-4 drinks. Shake it well and pour the mixture into as many glasses as you need. Top with the sparking water and stir.

Can I make this lavender cocktail ahead of time?

To an extent, yes. I’d recommend adding the sparkling water right before serving as it can go flat. Feel free to combine the other ingredients separately for easy serving.

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Can I make this recipe with lavender simple syrup?

If you don’t have the time or energy to make my lavender liqueur, make a homemade lavender syrup following these instructions.

How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat 1/4 cup of dried culinary grade lavender, 1 quart of water, and 4 cups of sugar.
  2. Cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Once the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat.
  3. Let the syrup steep for a few hours and cool to room temperature.
  4. Strain into a jar using a fine-mesh strainer.

Replace the lavender liqueur in this classic cocktail with the lavender simple syrup. This will make your drink a little less alcoholic, too.

If you’re lucky to find pre-made lavender syrup at your local grocery store, you can use that as well.

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Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

This easy lavender lemonade cocktail has two of my all-time favorite flavors. It's bright and cheery and is the perfect summertime drink!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine english, French
Servings 1 serving
Calories 182 kcal


Lavender Lemonade Cocktail

  • 1 oz lavender liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • .5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2-4 oz sparkling water, as much as needed to fill the cup

Lavender Sugar Rim


  • Run a lemon wedge across the rim of the glass. Dip the glass into lavender sugar.
  • Add the ice, lavender liqueur, vodka, and lemon juice. Top with sparkling water. If adding food coloring, do it at this time.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Serve with an optional sprig of lavender, mint leaves, or a lemon slice.


Recipe substitutions: 
  • Replace the lavender liqueur with lavender simple syrup (equal parts).
  • Try using gin instead of vodka for more floral aromatics.
  • If you’d prefer to use lemonade, use it to replace sparkling water and lemon juice.
  • Orange and grapefruit are great alternatives to lemon.


Serving: 1glassCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword lavender, lavender cocktail, lavender liqueur, lavender sugar
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Lavender is such a versatile ingredient! There are a bunch of lavender cocktails I think you’ll love.

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