This Lavender Mint Vodka Lemonade is a super easy, incredibly refreshing summer cocktail. It’s made with 5 simple ingredients: vodka, lemonade, lavender infused simple syrup, fresh mint, and soda water. It can be made into a pitcher-style cocktail for a crowd, too!
This is August in cocktail form. It is exactly what I want to be drinking when it’s a million degrees outside. These are SO delicious and actually sliiightly dangerous. You can’t taste any alcohol in them, at all. They’re one of those drinks. The lemonade pairs so well with the subtle floral lavender and slight mint flavor. They are the perfect patio cocktail to enjoy while we soak up this last month of summer.
I first made these a few years ago at the very beginning of the summer, and they quickly became a favorite. Such a light, super summery cocktail without being too sweet.
If you love lavender + lemonade, you will go crazy for these.
It all starts with the simplest (no pun intended) simple syrup! It’s infused with culinary lavender (if you’ve never cooked with it, it’s just dried lavender, and you can use it in things like desserts & drinks!) and this is the kind I use!
For a non-alcoholic lavender infused drink, you HAVE to make these rose lavender honey iced lattes. They’re unreal.
For the cocktail ingredients, we’ve got:
- lavender simple syrup
- soda water
- lemon slices
Seriously SO simple. I’d recommend using a really good quality, fresh lemonade (the kind with the pulp in it!), instead of that concentrated stuff. Fresh lemonade makes allll the difference here!
I usually just shake these up individually with a cocktail shaker, but you can 100% make them pitcher-style for a crowd too! You can just measure out all the ingredients in the quantities you need, stir everything together in a pitcher, and chill it until you’re ready to serve! (I’d save the soda water and the ice for the very end – just so it stays bubbly and doesn’t get watered down!)
Honestly, you may just want to make them pitcher style for yourself – they’re honestly so drinkable, and so refreshing.
I’ll be soaking up the rest of August with these + a summer cheeseboard.
Lavender Mint Vodka Lemonade
This Lavender Mint Vodka Lemonade is a super easy, incredibly refreshing summer cocktail. It's made with 5 simple ingredients: vodka, lemonade, lavender infused simple syrup, fresh mint, and soda water. It can be made into a pitcher-style cocktail for a crowd, too!
For the cocktail
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces lemonade
- 1 1/2 ounces lavender simple syrup
- splash of club soda (1-2 ounces, or to taste)
- crushed ice
- small handful of mint leaves
- lemon slices
For the lavender simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon culinary lavender
Make the simple syrup. Bring the water, sugar, and lavender to a boil in a small saucepan. Boil for a minute or so until sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely, then strain and discard lavender.
To make the cocktail, add a small handful of torn mint leaves to a glass and fill the glass with crushed ice. Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka, lemonade, and lavender simple syrup. Shake for 30 seconds and pour into the glass. Top off with a splash of club soda and garnish with a lemon slice and a spring of fresh mint.
*This is the lavender I use!
*Make sure you're using good quality, fresh lemonade (the kind with the pulp in it!) It makes all the difference.
*To make these pitcher-style for a crowd, I'd measure all of the cocktail ingredients out for how many people you want to make them for, add everything to a pitcher, and chill the mixture in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, add the soda water, crushed ice, some extra mint, lemon slices, and serve! (And you may need to double or triple the simple syrup depending on how many people you're making them for!)
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This post was originally published on 5/20/16, but was updated with new photos and text on 8/7/19!