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Our quick & easy Lavender Gin Cocktail is a thirst quenching drink best enjoyed on a sunny summer day. It’s also a refreshingly floral gin drink to serve at Easter, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, bridal showers and baby showers.
The sweet and floral cocktail features premium gin, homemade lavender syrup, lemon juice, soda and lavender bitters.
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Can You Eat Lavender?
Lavandula is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found in Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, and from Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India.
Lavender is a unique herb in that every part of the plant – bud, stem, and leaf, can be used in cooking. While the lavender flowers and leaves can be used fresh, the buds and stems can be used dried.
Floral flavours are all the rage these days in the cocktail game, elevating homemade drinks to celebratory levels. Lavender infused drinks are your ticket to a cheery summer cocktail party.
Our Lavender Gin Cocktail recipe is infused with the unique floral flavour thanks to our homemade lavender syrup and lavender bitters.
Best Selling Gin
Gin has certainly enjoyed a boom in popularity at cocktail bars in recent years. You’ll find fantastic premium gins distilled from Scotland to Muskoka. Here are some of the world’s best selling gins and some of our local small batch favourites:
- Gordon’s Gin: The world’s top selling gin brand is owned by Diageo. The brand’s pink iteration has undoubtedly helped to fuel its success. Gordon’s has also unveiled a line of new innovative products including two “ultra-low-alcohol” pre-mixed gin and tonic sparkling beverages and Gordon’s Gin-infused popsicles.
- Bombay Sapphire Gin: Bacardi-owned Bombay Sapphire is one of the worlds best-selling gins. Bombay Sapphire kicked off a new limited edition range with the launch of a gin inspired by summer in the English countryside.
- Tanqueray: Diageo-owned Tanqueray launched a new marketing campaign developed to shift consumers’ attention from “gimmicks” to flavour and unveiled a range of bottled ready-to-drink gin and tonics, made with its London Dry Gin and Flor de Sevilla Distilled Gin.
- Beefeater Gin: Pernod Ricard’s flagship gin brand is Beefeater. The brand launched strawberry-flavoured Beefeater Pink in 2018 and further expanded its portfolio with the debut of a new blood orange-flavoured gin.
- Seagram’s: Pernod Ricard-owned Seagram’s is a top seller having recently purchased Italian brand Malfy Gin.
- Hendrick’s Gin: Opened the door to its £13 million Gin Palace in 2018, allowing the brand to double its capacity to two million cases annually. The Scottish brand has also added to its portfolio with the launch of the limited edition summer solstice-inspired Midsummer Solstice gin.
- Edinburgh Gin: This craft distillery in Edinburgh produces a parade of flavoured gin bottles including rhubarb & ginger gin, raspberry gin, bramble & honey gin, black currant & anise, strawberry & pink peppercorn and pomegranate & rose.
- Dillon’s Distillery: This Beamsville producer makes small batch gins including rose gin, cherry gin and strawberry gin.
- Muskoka Brewery: This Ontario craft brewery produces a London Dry and spicy pink peppercorn gin.
Travel to Taste the World’s Best Gins
There’s no better way to familiarize yourself with a classic Lavender Gin Cocktail recipe then by planning a vacation to visit the world’s best gin distilleries.
The world’s most famous gins can be found in the United Kingdom as well as neighbouring Ireland. The booming gin trend has produced a high demand for premium gins produced by distilleries in Canada and America.
We’ve visited a handful of gin distilleries in Britain as well as a chic gin cocktail bar at the Shangri-La Hotel in Taipei. The gin craze has officially travelled from England to North America, Asia and beyond!
In Scotland we visited Edinburgh Gin for a tour and tasting before enjoying a road trip to the Isle of Islay, which is best known for its famous Islay whisky distilleries. One of the best things to do on the Isle of Islay is pay a visit to Bruichladdich Distillery, which produces its signature whisky as well as Botanist Gin.
In Brighton we visited a tiny micro-distillery called Brighton Gin, one of the best things to do in Brighton for G&T fans. We also stayed at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire to sip our way through the jaw-dropping home of renowned Bombay Sapphire.
Looking to plan the ultimate road trip of Canada to discover the best gins?
Our favourite Canadian gins include Ungava in Quebec, Tawse and Dillon’s in Niagara, Muskoka Brewery in Ontario cottage country, Kinsip House of Fine Spirits in Prince Edward County, North of 7 in Ottawa, Dixon’s in Guelph, Eau Claire Distillery in Alberta, Blackfox in Saskatoon, Ironworks Gin in Nova Scotia and Long Table Distillery in British Columbia.
Best Bartender Tools & Cocktail Equipment
Before hosting a swanky Lavender Gin Fizz Lemonade Cocktail soiree you’ll need to ensure you have the best bartender tools and equipment.
- Cocktail Kit: cocktail kits are the perfect gift for newbie mixology fans as they include basic bartender tools like a jigger, shaker and spoon.
- Cocktail Shaker: a bartenders best friend. Purchase a premium cocktail shaker to muddle or shake up your favourite pink gin cocktails.
- Cocktail Glassware: make sure your bar is stocked with a selection of unique glassware to show off your favourite cocktail creations.
- Hawthorne Strainer: this unique strainer features tightly wound coils and perforated holes. It keeps ice and other large ingredients like lime wedges in your cocktail shaker rather than in the glass.
- Bar Spoons: slender and long bar spoons are a must-have when stirring drinks.
- Bottle Opener: easily open bottles of beer or cider with the flick of your wrist or purchase a corkscrew for fine wine.
- Pouring Spout: once you’ve opened a new bottle of gin insert these affordable pourers to make cocktail assembly a breeze.
- Cutting Board: purchase a petite cutting board for your bar to slice garnishes or citrus wedges like lime, orange, lemon or grapefruit.
- Ice Bucket: chill bottles of gin quickly in an ice bucket or keep by the bar when muddling gin mixers into cool creations.
- Ice Crusher: fans of the Mint Julep love an ice crusher.
- Ice Cube Kit: we suggest purchasing a selection of ice cube trays. Silicone styles are our favourite as they’re easy to clean and are available in various shapes and sizes.
- Jigger: use a jigger to accurately measure spirits, juices, syrups and shrubs.
- Juicer: invest in an electronic juicer or buy an affordable hand-held to easily juice fresh citrus like lemons and limes.
- Muddler: fans of the Mojito love a sturdy muddler to mix mint and lime. Muddler’s are handy for any cocktail featuring ingredients that need a pounding like fresh herbs or citrus wedges.
- Citrus Peeler & Zester: adorn your craft cocktails with a thick citrus peel or finer ribbons of lime or lemon zest.
- Rimmer: Bloody Mary and Caesar lovers should outfit their bar with a handy rimmer for salting and sugaring glassware.
Lavender Gin Cocktail Ingredients
Our Lavender Gin Cocktail is made with the best premium ingredients.
- Gin: be sure to use a premium gin like Bombay Sapphire or Hayman’s of London.
- Lavender Syrup: our recipe below includes directions on how to make an easy DIY homemade lavender simple syrup.
- Lemon Juice: we always suggest juicing fresh lemons as you’ll taste the difference. Do not use store bought lemon juice!
- Soda Water: we suggest using premium Fever Tree Club Soda. You could also use sparkling water from your own Soda Stream machine.
- Lavender Bitters: we used a lavender bitters made Tawse, a local Beamsville winery near Niagara. You can also purchase
Lavender Gin Cocktail Tips
This Lavender Gin Cocktail recipe is easy to make at home, ready to serve in under 15 minutes.
We love serving this sweet and floral Lavender Gin Cocktail during the summer as it’s a refreshing sip on a hot day. It’s also a great addition to celebrations like Eater, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and baby & bridal showers.
Our Lavender Gin Cocktail recipe below is listed for one person. If you’re hosting a large gathering feel free to multiply the ingredients by the number of guests and muddle the drink in a punch bowl or jug rather than a cocktail shaker.
Serve the drink in a elegant coup glass and garnish with a dried lavender sprig or slice of fresh lemon.
Any leftover lavender syrup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container (we like to use mason jars) for up to 2 months.
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Best Lavender Gin Cocktail Recipe
Lavender Gin Cocktail
- Small Pot
- Shot Glass
- measuring cup
- Cocktail Shaker
- Coup Glass
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Dried Lavender
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
Lavender Gin Cocktail
- 1.5 oz Gin
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 0.5 oz Lavender Syrup
- 1 oz Soda Water
- 2 dashes Lavender Bitters
- Lavender Sprigs or Lemon Slice garnish
- Add water, lavender and white sugar to a small pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes then remove from the heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain out flowers and discard.
Lavender Gin Cocktail
- Add gin, lemon juice, lavender bitters and lavender syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake 30-45 seconds until cold, then strain into a chilled coup glass. Top with a splash of soda water, then gently stir.
- Garnish cocktail with lemon slice or lavender sprig.
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