Lavender Lemon Drop

This Lavender Lemon Drop Cocktail is a beautiful and flavorful drink made with fresh lemon juice and lavender syrup. This vodka cocktail is perfect for parties, brunch, or happy hour!

lavender lemon drop martinis in coupe glasses

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What is a Lemon Drop?

The classic lemon drop is made with vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. It’s served straight up (no ice) and best when it’s super cold. It’s a classic because it has the perfect balance of sweet and sour and it’s pretty easy to make. Sometimes triple sec is used as well for an extra citrus punch, but I prefer the drink without it.

a dehydrated lemon slice and a fresh lavender sprig

How to Make a Lavender Lemon Drop

My lavender version of this classic cocktail uses homemade lavender simple syrup instead of regular simple syrup. You can also use a pre-made lavender syrup like this one from Kate Naturals, but I prefer the homemade version. You can find the recipe on my site: Lavender Simple Syrup.

This cocktail is best when served very cold so chill your cocktail glass before preparing and serving this drink (see notes on chilling glassware). Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh lavender spring or a lemon peel.

How to Make Lavender Syrup

Lavender syrup is very easy to make, you just need sugar, water, and culinary lavender buds. Check out my full tutorial and recipe for Lavender Simple Syrup and you can have it on hand for this cocktail, other lavender drinks, and more fun recipes.

How to Chill a Cocktail Glass

There are a few ways to chill a cocktail glass. One is to freeze it in the freezer. 30 minutes is best but at least 5 minutes will get it nice and cold. Some people wrap the glass with a damp paper towel first, speeding up the process.

Another way to chill a cocktail glass is to use crushed ice and soda water. The bubbles speed up the chilling process. But, if you don’t have soda water, regular water will work, just not quite as well.

lavender lemon drop cocktail with a dehydrated lemon peel garnish

How to Garnish this Lavender Drink

To get the same experience at home as you would in a bar, make sure you garnish your drink. Not only does this give the finishing touch to your creation, but in some cases, it enhances the drink either with aroma or flavor. For a Lavender Lemon Drop, you can garnish the drink with a fresh lavender sprig or a lemon peel. Both options will enhance the aroma of the cocktail.

Another garnish option shown in the photo above is a dried or dehydrated lemon slice. You can make these in the oven or dehydrator. Check out my recipe for Dehydrated Oranges and use lemons instead!

Tools Needed to Make a Lemon Drop Martini at Home

To make this cocktail at home, you will need a cocktail shaker with a strainer built-in (or you can use a separate strainer), a measuring jigger, and a coupe or martini glass.

Tips for Makeing a Lavender Lemon Cocktail

  • Always measure out your ingredients to get the best-tasting cocktail.
  • If you want a less-sweet cocktail, add ½ ounce more lemon juice and use ½ ounce less lavender simple syrup.
  • For the best result, chill your glass ahead of time in the freezer or with bubbly ice water.
  • A coupe or martini glass will work best with this cocktail.
lavender lemon drop with a dehydrated lemon and lavender garnish

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lavender lemon drop with fresh lavender buds

Lavender Lemon Drop

A beautiful and delicious cocktail made with fresh lemon and lavender syrup.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 228kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker with strainer
  • measuring jigger
  • cocktail glass (coupe or martini)

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounces lavender syrup

Instructions

  • This cocktail is best when served very cold so chill your cocktail glass before preparing and serving this drink (see notes on chilling glassware).
  • Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh lavender spring or a lemon peel.

Notes

How to Chill a Cocktail Glass

  • There are a few ways to chill a cocktail glass. One is to freeze it in the freezer. 30 minutes is best but at least 5 minutes will get it nice and cold. Some people wrap the glass with a damp paper towel first, speeding up the process.
  • Another way to chill a cocktail glass is to use crushed ice and soda water. The bubbles speed up the chilling process. But, if you don’t have soda water, regular water will work, just not quite as well
 
  • Always measure out your ingredients to get the best-tasting cocktail
  • If you want a less-sweet cocktail, add ½ ounce more lemon juice and use ½ ounce less lavender simple syrup
  • A coupe or martini glass will work best with this cocktail.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.4g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.6g | Calcium: 9mg

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

lemon drop cocktails with fresh lavender garnish
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