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!

lavender gin and tonic

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!

lavender gin and tonic


lavender gin and tonic


lavender gin and tonic

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


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


    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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  1. 2.26.19
    Boyd Kobe said:

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

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