Sparkling Lavender Lemon Cocktail

Now you all know that Valentine’s Day is coming up, and there is nothing that I love more than a good cocktail to make the night special! I’ve low-key been obsessed with lavender in cooking since I started watching the Great British Bake Off. There was a contestant who was French, and she used lavender in everything…even savory dishes! Of course it’s good to have a solid meal on the day of love, but it’s also good to have an accompanying drink to set the tone. When I saw this sparkling lavender lemon cocktail, I knew it had to be mine! Since I like to share, I figured i would also let you in on this amazing drink.

Sparkling Lavender Lemon Cocktail

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COCKTAIL

1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup lavender syrup
Splash sparkling water

LAVENDER SYRUP

1 tbsp dried lavender buds
1 cup water
1 cup sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

For the lavender syrup:

  1. For Lavender syrup: Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.

  2. Remove from heat, add lavender buds and allow to infuse for 20 minutes.

  3. Strain, allow to cool completely.

For the drink:

  1. Get a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.

  2. Add vodka, lemon juice, and lavender syrup; shake well.

  3. Top drink off with a splash of sparkling water.

  4. Garnish with lemon slice.