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!
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!)