Delicious lemon lavender martini made with fresh lemon juice, limoncello, vodka, orange liqueur, and homemade lavender simple syrup! It’s the perfect drink to make this spring as a quarantini cocktail!
Wow. What a weird week this has been. Chances are good, you probably could use a stiff drink right about now. Am I right?! This quarantini cocktail is strong enough to do the trick, yet delicious enough to thoroughly enjoy all by yourself while in quarantine! However, please feel free to enjoy one with an adult family member, or with a friend on Facetime. Strange times call for creative measures, and I’m here to help us get creative!
Lemons for immunity and lavender for peace and calming! This cocktail recipe includes a delightful homemade lavender simple syrup. Don’t fret. It’s called simple for a reason! It really could not be any easier to make. To make lavender simple syrup, you’ll need some whole lavender which can be picked up from World Market for $1.99 (assuming stores are still open). You can also order some lavender on Amazon. Lavender syrup also tastes amazing in sodas, hot teas, and even drizzled on desserts. It smells heavenly and any excess you have can also be used in hot baths or in sachets. If you want to skip making your own lavender syrup you can just buy pre-made options! Torani makes a highly-rated lavender syrup found here.
How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup
Press play below to see how I made the simple syrup!
Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe:
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup whole lavender spice
Mix water, sugar, and lavender in a saucepan on medium high heat until boiling. Boil until sugar has completely dissolved, about four minutes. Strain out lavender and allow simple syrup to cool. That’s it!
Look how beautiful and delicious it looks!
Lemon Lavender Martini Recipe
To make the martini you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 ounces limoncello
- 1 oz vodka
- 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz lavender simple syrup (or more to taste)
In a pinch, you can also substitute the fresh lemon juice with concentrate but fresh lemon juice definitely tastes better!
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all ingredients to the shaker. Shake until well combined and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon wedge or lemon rind curl. Enjoy!
Fresh, fruity, sweet, with a good kick! I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!