Know Your Cocktail: Lavender Vodka Sipper

A weekly series where we teach you how to up your cocktail know-how and not embarrass yourself at your next hostess gig.

Even though Spring hasn’t officially sprung yet, our minds are already there: time to banish sweaters in favor of maxi dresses, and swap those hot toddys with something light, refreshing, and sophisticated. Enter your springtime staple: the Lavender Vodka Sipper. See how it’s made below, and get ready to sip (or guzzle, this is a judgement-free zone) in style.


Lavender Vodka Sipper



1 ½ oz of your vodka of choice

¾ oz lavender syrup (we like Monin Lavender Syrup)

¼ oz Chambord (raspberry liquor) OR Crème de Violette, if you feelin’ fresh. 

¾ oz fresh lemon juice

Seltzer or soda water

lavender sprig and lemon wedge for garnish

Add the vodka, lavender syrup, Chambord or Crème de Violette, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then strain into a glass. Top off with the soda water.

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