Vodka Soda with Lavender Simple Syrup

June 29, 2009

Since summer is officially here, lets have a toast! Another way to celebrate summer herbs besides eating them in your salad is to infuse them into drinks.  I like to make a recipe that is grilled peaches brushed with lavender simple syrup and stuffed with gorgonzola dolce and since we just happen to have extra lavender simple syrup I made some vodka soda drinks adding the leftover lavender simple syrup for added sweetness and flavor and they were delicious! I just had to share it with you all.

Vodka Soda with Lavender Simple Syrup
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. dried lavender blossoms
4 oz. vodka
12. oz soda water

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Add dried lavender, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and cool. Into each pint glass, add ice, 2 tablespoons lavender simple syrup, 2 oz. vodka and fill with soda water. Stir. Depending on your sweet scale, you may want more lavender simple syrup.


Photo by Lakobos



Angie's Recipes's picture

I like to use lavender to bake cookies, cake,,,haven't tried mixing them as a drink. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Angie's Recipes's picture

Would love to make it as a long drink and sit at the pool....

Purplehousedirt's picture

I love this idea - I had been using a similar herbed syrup (lovage) in soda water, but putting it on grilled fruit is a super use too. I think I'll try it soon!

Elizabeth's picture

We love Lavender at our house and use it frequently in our catering business. Try adding a little lemonade w/ a honey lavender infusion to vodka the vodka and soda. It is truly delightful!

Sophie's picture

Wow,...I think this is an amazing & lovely drink!
yum Yum yum ,...I love lavender to use in my cooking & baking!

Sophie's picture

MMMMMM,....what a lovely drink this would be!
i will surely try it tomorrow! thanks!

Candy Evavold's picture

I made Melissa's grilled peaches with lavender syrup and goganzola dolce last night and it is heaven! The gorganzola dolce is stinky stinky stinky but it is great with the grilled peaches! It just so happens that I have some lavender syrup left over so I better try her vodka soda drink too! Maybe I'll put some frozen peaches, the lavender syrup and vodka and blend it before I add the soda or just add a few peach slices to her recipe. Decisions, decisions!

Sophie's picture

What a lovely & refreshing summer drink! I love lavender in my cooking, baking & drinks!