Blueberry Lavender Cocktail

This Blueberry Lavender Cocktail is a gin sour with a homemade blueberry lavender syrup. It’s sweet and sour and hits all of the right notes for a beautiful and balanced craft cocktail at home.

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blueberry lavender cocktail with blueberries, lavender and syrup

How to Make a Blueberry Lavender Cocktail

First, you will want to make a blueberry lavender simple syrup. The syrup will need to cool and steep for about an hour so plan ahead. You can also make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you are ready to mix up your cocktail.

When you are ready to shake up this cocktail, place the gin, lemon juice, and blueberry lavender syrup into a cocktail shaker with fresh and shake until nice and cold. Strain into your favorite cocktail glass, garnish, and enjoy!

blueberry lavender cocktail with a lavender sprig

What is a Gin Sour Cocktail?

A “sour” is a common cocktail that has many different versions. Sours are mixed with a base liquor, lemon or lime juice, and a sweetener. Sometimes, an egg white or an egg white alternative (like aquafaba) is added for a thick and foamy finish.

A Gin Sour, of course, has gin as the main liquor. The sour comes from the lemon or lime juice and the sweetener, (usually a syrup), balances the drink.

blueberry lavender cocktail with a lavender garnish

What Gin to Use in this Cocktail

A London dry gin is called for in the classic gin sour recipe. However, with all of the different varieties out there, you can always mix it up and try something different. Tanqueray 10, Hendrick’s, and Bombay Sapphire are all good choices for a gin sour. As with most craft cocktails, the higher the quality of the gin, the better your cocktail will taste.

blueberry lavender syrup, blueberries, and a cocktail

Variations for this Blueberry Lavender Cocktail

There are many different ways to enjoy this Blueberry Gin Sour Cocktail, here are a few ideas:

  • For a sweeter drink add more syrup.
  • If you like a less-sweet cocktail, add more lemon juice.
  • If you have a different berry, try them in the syrup instead of the blueberries.
  • Try this Gin Sour Cocktail with an egg white (or aquafaba) for a creamy and frothy variation.
  • Instead of lemon juice, try lime juice!

Tools To Make a Blueberry Lavender Gin Sour at Home

You only need a few tools (shown below) to make your own Blueberry Gin Cocktail at home. You will need a cocktail shaker, a measuring jigger, and a coupe glass. For a complete guide of home bartending tools, check out my post for a List of Bar Tools.

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blueberry lavender cocktail with a lavender sprig

Blueberry Lavender Gin Sour

This Blueberry Lavender Cocktail is a gin sour with a homemade blueberry lavender syrup, fresh lemon juice and dry gin.
5 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 160kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • measuring jigger
  • cocktail glass

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with fresh and shake until nice and cold. Strain into your favorite cocktail glass, garnish and enjoy!
    blueberry lavender cocktail with blueberries, lavender and syrup

Notes

  • For a sweeter drink add more syrup.
  • If you like a less-sweet cocktail, add more lemon juice.
  • If you have a different berry, try that in the syrup instead of the blueberries.
  • Try this Gin Sour Cocktail with an egg white for a creamy and frothy variation.
  • Instead of lemon juice, try lime juice!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.9g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2.7g | Calcium: 2mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

blueberry lavender cocktail with fresh lavender sprig garnish
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