Lavender Gin and Tonic Recipe

Someone told me that lavender season is in full swing right now, which had me craving a lavender gin and tonic that I tried years ago. I found dried French lavender buds on Amazon and infused the buds into a lavender simple syrup. The smell and taste was heavenly, and paired well with the floral Hendricks Gin. The simple syrup tastes great in a latte too!


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How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup for Your Lavender Gin and Tonic.

Combine water, sugar and lavender buds in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes on low. Remove from heat after 5 minutes and let it cool and steep for 1-2 hours. Y’all, my kitchen smelled AMAZING when I made this simple syrup! After an hour or two, strain the syrup into a mason jar or air tight container.

lavender gin and tonic

This syrup was used in so many things over the week. I added it to my coffee, used it as an ice cream topping and made many cocktails. The options are endless!

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How to Make the Lavender Gin and Tonic

Add 2 ounces of Hendricks, half a lemon and thyme leaves to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake shake shake it and strain into a glass with more ice. Add some tonic water (Fever-Tree is my fave) and garnish with fresh thyme. SO YUM! Enjoy!


lavender gin and tonic

Lavender Gin and Tonic Recipe

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons French Dried Lavender Buds
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Ounces Hendrick's Gin
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Thyme
  • Tonic Water (Fever-Tree)

Instructions

    Lavender Simple Syrup

    1. Combine lavender buds, water and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.
    2. Let it simmer on low for 5 minutes.
    3. Remove from heat and let cool and steep for one to two hours.
    4. Strain and save in a mason jar for later.


Lavender Gin and Tonic

  1. Add gin, lemon juice, thyme leaves, 1 oz lavender simple syrup (more or less based on your preference) and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with tonic water.
  3. Garnish with fresh thyme branches. Enjoy!

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Let me know if you try this recipe out! Thanks so much for stopping by!

xxNidhi

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1 Comments

  1. Boyd Kobe wrote:

    Gorgeous looking cocktail! It sounds so delicious too. Can’t wait to try these, everyone will love them.

    Posted 2.26.19 Reply
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