I love an aromatic drink. Whenever I try a new drink, I not only base it as one of my favorites on how it tastes, but also on how it smells and looks. And as a person who loves florals whether it be getting flowers to put in my house, lighting floral candles, or even in some of the fabric softeners and body lotion that we use around the house, I have been loving creating floral cocktails such as my recent Kiss of Rose bourbon cocktail and my Rose Margarita that was a major hit during the summer. So to try a different spirit and create another cocktail, I spun up this calming lavender martini.
LAVENDER PASSION MARTINI
The Lavender Passion Martini is a gin-based martini that mixes the taste and fragrance of lavender with the sweetness of passion fruit and the slight zing of lemon juice. The food-grade lavender and ‘Don’t Forget Me’ flowers that are used to garnish the cocktail helps to make the fragrance of the drink present right when it is presented in front of you, and if you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can even put some of the lavender pieces in the ice cubes to make the drink stand out a little more than it already does.
This is a shaken drink that you need to make sure to shake with ice to blend together the ingredients nicely. When I first was putting this cocktail together, I tried it with a dry-shake and egg whites, and though the cocktail didn’t turn out horrible, the lavender faded out and become more of a side piece rather than a centerpiece.
If you decide to try out this cocktail, let me know your thoughts on how yours turned out, and if you’re feeling great about it, DM me the final product on my Instagram as I love to share how you all re-created these cocktails.
Lavender is not only aromatic but also has a great taste that many aren’t aware of. This gin-based martini is a fresh, passionate drink that is perfect for date night.
3 oz Gin
3/4 cup of Passion Fruit Nectar
1/2 oz of lemon juice
1/2 tsp of lavender syrup
1 tsp of simple syrup
Lavender ( to garnish )
Don’t Forget Me ( to garnish )
Fresh Lemons ( for garnish and/or lemon juice – see notes )
Add gin, lemon juice, passion fruit nectar, lavender syrup, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake.
Pour contents over ice in a martini glass.
Garnish with food-grade lavender and a lemon wedge.
Floral Lavender Ice Cube: Get an ice tray and fill 1/2 full, add in lavender and ‘Don’t Forget Me’ pieces and freeze for 1-2 hours or until the portion is frozen. Top off with water and let ice cubes fully freeze // about 4-6 hours total depending on the size of your ice cube trays. You can purchase the food-grade florals on Amazon.
If using fresh lemons for lemon juice and to use as a garnish, cut out wedges to garnish prior to squeezing remaining lemon into a cocktail shaker. I typically cut the lemon in half and then cut a wedge out of one of the halves then squeeze the remaining halves.