Lavender Lemon Drop

This drink started out with a G rating.  I made a batch of lavender lemonade to serve at a party.  Then I saw an icy bottle of vodka in the freezer.  The drink quickly became rated R.

Lavender Simple Syrup

  • 10 to 12 stems of blooming lavender, plus more for garnish
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. water

For the lemonade

  • 1 C. freshly squeezed lemon juice, from about 6 lemons
  • 5 C. water
  • vodka

First make the lavender simple syrup.  In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 1 C. of water and the lavender to a rolling boil.

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.  Strain the syrup and discard the lavender.  Squeeze the lemons and strain the juice into a large pitcher.  Add 5 C. of cold water and the simple syrup and stir to combine.  Chill the pitcher.  Serve as is, or to make the Lemon Drop, fill a shaker with ice and shake 1 oz. of vodka with 4 oz. lemonade.  Serve in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a sprig of lavender.

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me with my Canon Digital Rebel XT. No filters or Photoshop, usually natural light on my kitchen table. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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4 Responses to Lavender Lemon Drop

  1. diane timonen says:

    I’ll have to tell Judy about this…We just LOVE lemon drops!!

  2. Lori Caldwell says:

    This sounds delicious, Carrie! One question, though…could you substitue pure lavendar extract for blooming lavendar, and if so, how much would you put in the simple syrup?

    • Thanks Lori! I haven’t used lavender extract before, but I’m sure it would work- maybe 1/2 t. per cup of water? You can buy dried lavender in a jar at stores that sell herbs like Penzey’s. The dried lavender would work just as well, but may need to steep a little longer. Have fun!

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