Lavender Gimlets

A floral, lavender-infused gin gimlet that makes for a crisp, simple, delicious cocktail that is so easy to make at home!

Keyword cocktail, gin, lavender
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
  • 5 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice


  1. Make lavender simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and dried lavender buds to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour. Strain out the lavender.*

  2. Combine 1 ounce lavender simple syrup, lime juice, and gin in a cocktail shaker or mixer with ice. Add ice and shake until mixed and very cold.** 

  3. Divide between two cocktail glasses and garnish with lavender if desired.

Recipe Notes

*Keep the leftover lavender simple syrup to spruce up your morning latte, put into homemade jam, or more. It will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 weeks.

**Shake for a minute or two, you want the ice to break down some.