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Lavender Margarita

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Last Updated on June 12, 2023 by Leah Hall

This Lavender Margarita is the perfect herbal margarita for all year long with fresh lavender simple syrup. Easy to make, this twist on a classic margarita is delicious!

 

You know we love using lavender in cocktails, and we also know you either love it or hate it. So if you are one of the later, move along, you will hate this recipe. We’ve heard from people that think lavender flavor tastes like flowers, and it can so some degree.

 

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Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

But, to us lavender drinks are refreshing and light with a mild floral flavor, which is exactly how we would describe this lavender margarita. Also, try lavender in our Lavender Collins, Lavender Lemon Gin and Tonic Granita, Lavender Bee’s Knees or Lavender Old Fashioned.

 

To compare it, it seems to be the same way with cilantro – you either love or hate it. Or it tastes like soap.

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

When cooking with lavender, you want to use culinary lavender. Although most lavender is technically safe to eat or infuse with, culinary lavender is typically cultivated from plants (sometimes known as English or “true” lavender) that have a lot less oil than the aromatic lavender used in perfumes or soaps.
 

There are 47 types of lavender under the umbrella of culinary lavender. Any of these will work for you, but some of the most popular are: Folgate, Hidcote, Munstead are the ones we use most often.

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

Once you have your culinary lavender, make the lavender simple syrup, which is just lavender, water and sugar.

 

The rest of the lavender margarita is your favorite tequila blanco, fresh lime juice, Cointreau and a salted rim!

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

Lavender Simple Syrup

The floral notes of the lavender can be a overpowering, but in a simple syrup,  it becomes a lovely and light floral sweetener. Using fresh or dried lavender buds bring a subtle floral note to the drink, while the bright and slightly lemon note works well with the other ingredients.

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

Lavender Margarita Ingredients

  • Tequila Blanco – we prefer this tequila over reposado or añejo in this cocktail, but feel free to use what you prefer!
  • Lavender Simple Syrup – this floral simple syrup adds so much flavor to the drink (hence the name!) and makes for a great floral margarita enjoyed all year long!
  • Fresh Lime Juice – yes, fresh is best! No margarita mix for these lavender margaritas, just use fresh simple ingredients, including citrus!
  • Cointreau -this orange liqueur is necessary in a margarita. (Like our Blackberry Margarita), or you can feel free to use triple sec or Grand Marnier, too.
  • Salted Rim – also not completely necessary, but we love a salted rim with a margarita! Check out our Raspberry Margarita post to see how to rim a glass for a margarita!

How to Make a Lavender Margarita

A margarita is one of the easiest cocktails to make! Also an OG cocktail recipe, this simple 4 ingredient cocktail is so versatile and flavorful.

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

This lavender margarita is easily made in a shaker by combining all ingredients with ice and shaking. Then add the liquid to your salted rim glass and enjoy!

 

Other Floral Cocktails

We have plenty of floral cocktails on the site – we love floral flavors!

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

Tips & Tricks

  • Salt Rim – if you don’t like a salt rim, feel free to do something else. Like a sugar rim, a half salt half sugar rim, or only salt half the glass.
  • Berries – feel free to add some berry flavor to your margarita by muddling some fresh berries in the shaker before adding other ingredients. Some suggestions would be blueberries, blackberries or strawberries as they all go really well with lavender!
  • Tequila – feel free to switch this ingredient up too, for your preferred product. We used tequila blanco, but others work too. Or, switch it to mezcal for a smoky addition. Half tequila and half mezcal works too! Or, half one tequila, half another of your preference!

Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table

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Opaque lavender margarita cocktail in rocks glass with salted rim, ice ball and lavender sprig on wooden table
Yield: 1

Lavender Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes

A Lavender Margarita is full of so much floral flavor! Enjoyable all year long, this floral cocktail is a must make!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Salt the rim of your glass.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into salted glass.
  3. Garnish with lavender sprig if desired.
  4. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Sodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: .1gSugar: .2gProtein: .1g

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