These lavender cocktails + snack pairings will add an elegant, festive touch to any spring or summer event, with lavender-infused margaritas to lavender mojitos and more.
These lavender cocktails are delicious and visually appealing. Pair your favorite lavender-infused drinks with our recommended snacks!
Lavender is a beautiful, sweet-smelling flower that’s been used in cooking for many years. More recently, people have started using it in drinks too.
The floral taste of lavender pairs wonderfully with soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, too, earning it a prominent spot in the hearts of cocktail enthusiasts around the globe.
If you’re new to lavender cocktails or simply looking for fresh ways to enjoy this floral herb, we’ve gathered some of the best lavender-infused drinks to get you started!
This collection is a celebration of lavender in its various forms, including fresh or dried lavender flowers, simple lavender syrup, aromatic bitters, and more.
- Lemon bars. The lemon bars’ citrusy tartness beautifully contrasts with the floral lavender flavors.
- Shortbread cookies. Buttery shortbread cookies let the lavender shine.
- White chocolate truffles. White chocolate’s creamy sweetness goes well with lavender cocktails and adds a luxurious touch.
- Almonds or pistachios. Salted nuts provide crunch and saltiness that sets off lavender’s floral notes.
- Herbed popcorn. Thyme or rosemary-seasoned popcorn balances lavender flavors.
- Smoked salmon canapés. Smoky salmon contrasts with lavender’s floral notes.
- Goat cheese stuffed figs. Sweet figs and tangy goat cheese well-suited lavender’s floral notes.
- Lemon and lavender scones. Lemon’s tartness and lavender’s floral notes pair well with the cocktail.
- Gorgonzola and pear bruschetta. Sweet pear and tangy gorgonzola cheese well-match the lavender cocktail.
- Lavender-infused biscotti. Pair lavender-infused biscotti with lavender cocktails for a delightful combination.
Best Lavender Cocktails
This aromatic drink combines the classic elements of a Bee’s Knees cocktail with a twist of lavender bitters. The lavender adds a subtle floral note that goes well with the tart lemon juice and sweet honey.
Ingredients include: Honey, gin, lemon juice, lavender bitters, and lemon peel.
This boozy beverage showcases the bold flavors of Earl Grey tea. The bergamot flavor of the tea complements the gin and honey, and the lemon juice adds a tart flair. For an elegant touch, it’s garnished with lavender sprigs.
Ingredients include: Cold earl grey tea, gin, honey simple syrup, lemon juice, and lavender.
This cocktail stands out due to the inclusion of lavender, which provides a distinct floral note to the traditional lemonade flavor. Tweak the recipe by adding more or less lavender, or use different types of honey into the mix.
Ingredients include: Sugar, honey, dried culinary lavender, lemon juice, and lavender petals.
This summer cocktail highlights the use of simple lavender syrup, made by heating sugar water with lavender buds. The drink is shaken with ice and poured into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Ingredients include: Sugar, gin, lemon juice, lime juice, and lavender simple syrup.
This martini version will be a hit with your guests! The lavender adds a subtle floral note that pairs well with the tart lemon juice. The vodka gives the drink a nice kick but is not too strong.
Ingredients include: Ice, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and vodka.
Lightning Lavender Margarita is a fun spin on the classic cocktail with the perfect balance of sweet and sour, with a hint of lavender flavor. The combination of American whiskey and tequila gives the cocktail a “lightning” effect.
Ingredients include: White whiskey, tequila, lavender syrup, and lime juice.
This mix features the timeless charm of a classic Old Fashioned with a floral twist, courtesy of lavender-infused simple syrup. The lavender adds a subtle floral flavor, while the lemon berry tincture gives the drink a tart and fruity finish.
Ingredients include: Bourbon, lavender simple syrup, and lemon berry tincture.
Here’s a vibrant twist on the classic mojito. It’s visually appealing; the bright blue color of the blueberries and the purple color of the lavender syrup make for a beautiful cocktail that’s sure to impress.
Ingredients include: Blueberries, lavender simple syrup, mint leaves, white rum, and club soda.
This Lavender Grapefruit Gin Buck Cocktail stands out for its combination of flavors and the attention to detail in its presentation. The drink also doesn’t require any special ingredients.
Ingredients include: Gin, ginger beer, grapefruit juice, lavender simple syrup, and grapefruit slice.
Makalapua Cocktail is a simple but delicious cocktail that is made with just four ingredients. The vodka provides the base with a garnish of grapefruit twist and lavender bitters, giving it a visual interest and aroma.
Ingredients include: Vodka, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, hibiscus simple syrup, and lavender bitter
Here’s a sophisticated cocktail that infuses the flavors of St. Germain elderflower liqueur with the juniper notes of gin. The juniper berries and lemon zest garnish provide an aesthetic appeal.
Ingredients include: Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain, berries, lemon zest, and lavender bitters.
This recipe mixes the flavors of fragrant lavender and tangy lemon for a refreshing twist on a classic cocktail. Just combine all the ingredients, shake, strain, and garnish.
Ingredients include: Lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, bourbon, ice, and lemon slice.
This twist on a traditional favorite surprises the palate and offers a visually stunning presentation. The lavender simple syrup adds a subtle floral taste, while the prosecco provides a light and bubbly finish.
Ingredients include: Ice, gin, lavender simple syrup, orange liqueur, and lemon juice.
The recipe is simple to follow, and the results are anything but ordinary. The flavors of the limoncello and lavender are perfectly balanced, and the crème de violette adds some floral complexity.
Ingredients include: Caravella limoncello, lavender syrup, crème de violette, lemon juice, and tonic water.
This elegant and Instagram-worthy cocktail recipe not only looks stunning with its purple hue but also offers a balanced flavor. The rim of the glass is coated in a sugar mixture with dried lavender and lemon zest.
Ingredients include: Empress 1908 gin, lavender syrup, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lemon sparkling water.
The Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade is lightly sweet with a hint of floral and earthy notes. Feel free to adjust the sweetness of the lemonade by using more or less honey or adding other herbs or spices to the syrup.
Ingredients include: Honey, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, Empress 1908 gin, and honey lavender lemonade.
This vintage-inspired cocktail boasts a complex flavor profile that balances floral, citrus, and herbal notes. It also has a beautiful purple hue thanks to the butterfly pea flower extract in Empress 1908 gin.
Ingredients include: Empress 1908 gin, lavender simple syrup, lemon juice, sparkling water, and lemon slices.
This bubbly cocktail has the right balance of elegance and effervescence. The lavender adds a delicate floral flavor, while the elderflower liqueur gives it a sweet and tart taste.
Ingredients include: Elderflower liqueur, prosecco, edible flowers, lemon peel, and lavender simple syrup.
This mimosa recipe combines two delicious flavors: lavender and grapefruit. The lavender syrup adds a delicate floral note to the drink, while the grapefruit juice provides a tart and refreshing balance.
Ingredients include: Lavender syrup, grapefruit juice, prosecco, sugar, and lavender.
Fun fact: The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin word “lavare,” which means “to wash.”
Sip this Lavender Gin Cocktail, a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins. The mixed drink is served in an ice-filled glass with lemon and lavender garnish.
Ingredients include: Lavender simple syrup, lemon juice, gin, soda water, and sparkling lemonade.
Lavender Lemon Fizz is an easy-to-make cocktail with a delightful harmony of lavender and lemon flavors. Its beautiful lavender hue and elegant champagne bubbles make it a showstopper at any party.
Ingredients include: Lillet blanc, lemon juice, champagne, lavender simple syrup, and lavender sprigs.
This Lemon Lavender Frosé recipe stands out with its unique blend of rosé wine, lemon, and lavender. Despite the extra effort of freezing rosé and making homemade lavender syrup, the distinctive and refreshing taste makes it all worthwhile.
Ingredients include: Rosé, ice, lemon juice, lemon zest, and lavender.
This Lavender Coconut Sour cocktail blends floral lavender with tropical coconut water and smooth vodka. An egg white is added to the mixture for a satisfying, creamy texture.
Ingredients include: Sugar, water, lavender, Absolut Elyx, and lemon juice.
This lavender cocktail combines apricot brandy and rye whiskey for a smooth, spicy finish. Garnish with lavender or apricot for panache and extra flavor. The aquafaba creates a plant-based foam.
Ingredients include: Rye whiskey, apricot brandy, lemon juice, aquafaba, and lavender bitters.
Blackberry Lavender London Mule is a refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule, combining gin with blackberry lavender syrup. It features Empress Gin, a pink gin with a light floral flavor that beautifully harmonizes the blackberries and mint.
Ingredients include: Lavender, blackberries, ginger beer, Empress gin, and lime.
Blueberry Lavender Lemonade is a refreshing drink with homemade blueberry syrup. Enjoy this versatile drink hot or cold, and even personalize it with various fruits and herbs.
Ingredients include: Ice, lemonade, blueberry smash, lavender syrup, and lemon wedges.
28. Lavender Sangria
This vibrant Spanish drink with a floral twist can be tailored to your liking with various fruits and wines. Its elegant purple hue demands attention, but be mindful not to over-steep fresh lavender to avoid a bitter taste.
Ingredients include: Pinot grigio, brandy, grand marnier, club soda, and lavender syrup.
The Lavender Aviation includes a garnish of lemon wheels, sprigs of lavender, and a tiny sprinkle of lavender buds. To add a subtle flavor, soak dried lavender buds in gin.
Ingredients include: Gin, lemon juice, lavender, lemon slices, and lavender syrup.
Lavender Rosé Royale Cocktail is a simple yet elegant drink with a floral flavor, suitable for warm seasons. Its garnish of lavender buds and a bubbly kick from champagne make it refreshingly festive.
Ingredients include: Rosé, grapefruit juice, lavender syrup, egg white, and champagne.
Vanilla vodka and floral lavender combine in a chilled, rounded glass, presenting a layered, attractive taste. The drink is then garnished with a lemon peel pierced with fresh lavender.
Ingredients include: Vanilla vodka, lemon juice, honey lavender simple syrup, salt, and ice.
32. Lavender Mule
This Lavender Mule gets its unique floral touch from lavender syrup, enhancing the tangy and spicy drink. It’s a favorite choice for warm-weather parties and those who enjoy exploring new cocktail flavors.
Ingredients include: Lime, lavender, vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer.
The Lavender Watermelon Daiquiri is a refreshing mix of sweet watermelon and floral lavender. It’s easy to make with few ingredients and can be enjoyed with or without rum.
Ingredients include: Rum, ice, lavender, watermelon, and lime.
34. Endless Summer
The Endless Summer cocktail blends lavender, citrus, and gin with a fizzy touch from soda water. Garnished with lavender, it’s the perfect sip for a hot day by the pool or on the patio.
Ingredients include: Finlandia vodka, lavender syrup, lemon juice, lavender, and water.
Lavender Apple Vodka Cocktail features lavender-infused apple juice, blending floral notes with crisp apple flavors. It’s an ideal, refreshing choice for summer parties or romantic evenings.
Ingredients include: Apple juice, dried lavender, lavender apple juice, and vodka.
Make Lavender Lemonade Mojitos for a refreshing, calming summer treat. The added lavender offers beautiful color and a soothing aroma to this versatile cocktail.
Ingredients include: Lemon juice, mint, water, rum, and dried lavender.
The Blueberry Lavender Prosecco Mimosa shines with its homemade syrup, made by simmering and straining blueberries and lavender. This cocktail blends sweet, sour, and floral flavors with crisp Prosecco bubbles.
Ingredients include: Blueberries, water, cane sugar, lavender, and lemon.
Blueberry Lavender Froscato is a refreshing cocktail you can easily make, blending sweet-tart blueberries with Froscato’s fruity fizz. Adjust its lavender syrup to suit your taste.
Ingredients include: Water, sugar, dried lavender, moscato wine, and blueberries.
This Lavender Collins cocktail adds a twist to the classic Tom Collins with homemade lavender syrup. It’s an easy-to-make, sophisticated choice for spring and summer gatherings.
Ingredients include: Lavender syrup, gin, lemon juice, and soda water.
Blushing Whiskey and Lavender Cocktail blends smoky whiskey with floral lavender syrup. Its blush color adds a visual pop, making it a versatile choice for any event.
Ingredients include: Water, sugar, lavender, honey whiskey, and grapefruit juice.
The bottom line
These lavender cocktails are a refreshing and elegant way to enjoy the flavor of this versatile herb. They can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a sophisticated cocktail party.
There are many different lavender cocktail recipes available here, from simple twists on classic cocktails to more complex creations. Now make one and let us know what you think!
More About Lavender
- Lavender Bee's Knees
- Earl Gray Tea Cocktail
- Lavender Lemonade
- Lavender Gin Fizz Cocktail
- Lavender Gin Sour Cocktail
- Lavender Lemon Drop Martini
- Lightning Lavender Margarita
- Lavender Old Fashioned Cocktail
- Blueberry Mojitos With Lavender Syrup
- Coconut Lavender Lemonade
- Makalapua Cocktail
- St. Germain Gin & Tonic
- Bourbon Sour With Lavender
- Lavender French 75
- Limoncello Lavender Cocktail
- Lavender Love Cocktail
- Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade
- Lavender Empress 1908 Cocktail
- Elderflower Lavender Cocktail
- Lavender Grapefruit Mimosa
- Lavender Gin Cocktail (Tom Collins)
- Lavender Lemon Fizz
- Lemon Lavender Frosé
- Violet Eyes (Lavender Coconut Sour)
- Lavender Lush – Apricot Lavender Sour
- Blackberry Lavender London Mule
- Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
- Lavender Sangria
- Lavender Aviation Cocktail
- Lavender Rosé Royale Cocktail
- Lavender Cocktail With Vanilla Vodka
- Lavender Mule
- Watermelon Lavender Daiquiri
- Endless Summer
- Lavender Infused Apple Juice Vodkas
- Lavender Lemonade Mojitos
- Blueberry Lavender Prosecco Mimosas
- Blueberry Lavender Froscato
- Lavender Collins Cocktail
- Blushing Whiskey and Lavender Cocktail
- It's time to mix up something delicious from our list of Lavender Cocktails.
- Gather a few ingredients and grab a friend.
- Enjoy responsibly and don't forget to share on your socials!