Lavender Lemon Spritzer

By muddybootskitchen
July 10, 2011
4 Comments
Lavender Lemon Spritzer


Author Notes: I threw this together for our 4th of July barbecue and it disappeared fast. The lavender/lemon combination is super refreshing on a hot day. - muddybootskitchenmuddybootskitchen

Food52 Review: I confess to being a lover of lavender. It's floral and herbal fragrance and flavor are intoxicating. With this recipe, Muddybootskitchen has expertly combined lavender lemonade into a light and refreshing cocktail. The lavender and lemon are in good balance, and the light effervescence really makes it sing. Make sure to chose (or make) a tart lemonade, or it could be a bit too sweet. You can tailor the amount of vodka to your liking, or could simply enjoy this as a lovely non-alcoholic summer thirst quencher. - hardlikearmourhardlikearmour

Makes: 1 gallon of deliciousness

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 gallon lemonade
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 2-3 cups vodka

Directions

  1. Make the lavender simple syrup. Bring the lavender, sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer a few minutes or until sugar dissolves and let cool.
  2. In a gallon-size pitcher, stir together lemonade, club soda, vodka. Strain lavender simple syrup directly into the pitcher and stir a few times more.
  3. Serve in a large glass over ice

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4 Comments

bottomupfood July 23, 2011
I don't like to make food out of store-bought stuff that I could make on my own, so I replaced the 1/2 gallon of lemonade with 1/2 cup sugar, 3 cups water, and juice (and a bit of pulp) of 3.5 lemons. I then added the lavender syrup as prescribed. But instead of mixing the club soda and the vodka into the lemonade, I added a splash of club soda to each drink as I served it and anywhere from 0 to 4 glugs of Grey Goose vodka depending on each person's preference. The result was delicious - it tasted like lemonade with a slight hint of lavender, and you couldn't taste the vodka at all (which is how I like it).
 
bottomupfood July 24, 2011
Here are some more thoughts on why I adapted the recipe in this way, making the lemonade from scratch instead of using store-bought: http://bottomupfood.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/homemade-lavender-lemonade-naughty-or-nice/
 
bottomupfood July 21, 2011
I'd be happy to test this.
 
hardlikearmour July 10, 2011
I love honey-lavender lemonade, and I'm sure I'd love this too! Sounds perfect for a hot summer day/evening.