This Lavender Margarita is light and refreshing and requires minimal ingredients. If you like lavender, this drink is a must-try!
Happy Cinco de Mayo week!! I know everyone in the blogosphere is going crazy with tacos and enchiladas all week long, but I gotta say this lavender margarita is my only real Cinco de Mayo recipe. Forgive me?
You guys know I’m obsessed with lavender, and I’ve come to learn that as individuals, we either love it or can’t stand it. I’ve heard plenty of people make the argument that lavender-flavored food tastes like flowers, whereas my tastebuds completely disagree. To me, lavender foods and drinks are refreshing and light with a mild flavor, which is exactly how I’d describe this margarita.
When cooking with lavender, you’re going to want to use culinary lavender. For anyone who is local to the Pittsburgh area, I found some at a tea shop in the Strip District. If you’re not local to the area, just call around to different tea shops and see if they sell it (side note: I’m a huge fan of calling stores first, which seems a little nerdy but is way better than driving around to a bunch of places like a crazy person).
Once you’ve got your culinary lavender, you’re ready to make the lavender simple syrup, which is simply lavender, water and sugar. YUM. The rest of the drink is simply your favorite tequila, sparking water and fresh lime juice. Easy peasy!
Tip: allow the lavender to steep for at least 30 minutes before straining it. That way, the simple syrup has time to soak up the lavender flavor. The first time I made this I made the mistake of straining right away and the simple syrup barely tasted like lavender.
Cheers to the month of May and all the yummy recipes to come! For more margarita-themed recipes, be sure to check out Hola Jalapeño’s blog!
- 2-3 tablespoon lavender simple syrup
- 1 oz. Altos Plata Tequila
- Juice of ½ lime
- Sparkling water
- For the lavender simple syrup:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon culinary lavender
- Start by making the simple syrup: add water, sugar and lavender to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for one minute and then remove mixture from the heat.
- Allow lavender to steep for approximately 30 minutes before pouring mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
- To make the margarita: add ice and 2-3 tbsp* of the lavender syrup to a glass; add the tequila and lime juice, and then fill the glass up with sparkling water.
Sara Bates says
This is a delicious recipe! My sister in law got me some lavender from Hope Hill Lavender Farm in north eastern-ish PA. I’ve been looking around for recipes to use with my simple syrup. Lavender matcha lattes are also awesome to DIY, but this margarita is PERFECT for summer!
PS-Burgh girl for life here. I WILL be back some day.
This makes me so happy! Thanks for the comment and glad you liked the recipe 🙂
What a lovely drink. I think I`m in love. I have to try this drink.
Okay, this is so beautiful! I've been thinking of making a lavender margarita for a long time now and just never got around to it, but this is too inspiring not to make! Thank you so much for contributing a recipe to Margarita Week!
Georgie | The Home Cook's Kitchen says
oh my gosh! how did i miss this! this looks dreamy, and subtle, simple and petite! love it! I haven't cooked/used lavandar before, should give it a go!
GiselleR @ ExSloth.com says
1. So down for any kind of margaritas but especially these since they're so simple
2. When did you redesign your site?!? It looks amazing and I'm in love with the new logo <3
Thanks Giselle! I got the logo about a month ago? Somewhere around there. I just needed a little change, ya know?
Jordan Elbaum says
This is so simple and beautiful! I love the lavender in it!
Allison | Always Eat Dessert says
I love all of the fun margarita flavors I'm seeing in the blogosphere this week, and your lavendar margarita sounds so delicious and refreshing! And - as always - your photos are absolutely stunning. Cheers!
Thanks so much Allison!
Lynn | The Road to Honey says
I always keep a little culinary lavender tucked away in my pantry. I absolutely adore it when paired with blueberry. I haven't tried it in a margarita yet; however, it certainly does sound refreshing especially when paired with lime.
Ohhh! I need to try it paired with blueberry ASAP.
Julia Mueller says
Love these! I always have culinary lavender on hand, and margs are my fave cocktail! Definitely a winner for Cinco de Mayo! Cheers, m'dear!
Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper says
Omg, that first shot is gorgeous (and all the rest too). These look amazing and what a good idea!! With all these new flavors I'll be drinking margaritas for months! I'm not complaining 😉
Thank you Lindsay, and I agree--bring on all the margs!
jess larson | plays well with butter says
these are lovely! i'm always so prone to go BOLD with margarita flavors that i find yours so refreshing & light & perfect sounding. will be giving a try - i'm definitely in the lavender loving club with you! xx
I'm also prone to go bold when it comes to drinks, but this lighter flavor surprisingly works. And YES to lavender!