Spring is here! Even with the occasional cooler day, flowers are starting to bloom and trees beginning to bud. To celebrate the change of season, we’re in the mood for these lavender cocktail and mocktail recipes. Lavender has a very floral flavor that isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a fan, you’ll love these drinks. And if you’re on the fence, give them a try by going light on the lavender syrup. You might be surprised by how much you enjoy the springy flourish. At least for the moment.
Cocktail: Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade
Though I’m down with lavender, there is a thin line between perfection and too much. And too much lavender is not good. This gorgeous Vodka Pear Lavender Lemonade at Sugar & Cloth works not just because it has a light hand with the lavender syrup, but also because it pairs the floral flavor with the bright, light taste of fresh pear juice. Major bonus: Pears are in season right now and totally delicious.
Mocktail: Lavender Lemonade
Lemons are often paired with lavender, and with good reason. The bright, sour notes make a wonderful counterpoint to floral flavor of lavender—and it’s just that simple. Combine the two and you’ll always have a lovely, refreshing drink. This Lavender Lemonade at The Cookie Rookie is pitch perfect. Note that the beautiful spring color comes with help from a few drops of food coloring, but feel free to skip them if you prefer to avoid the stuff. It will still look gorgeous and taste perfect.