Lavender Whiskey Lemonade
This cocktail is so easy and can easily be batched for a crowd. The only thing you have to do is make lavender simple syrup. I make mine with my electric kettle because that way it's faster and I don't have to stand over a stove and wait for water to boil. But you can make your simple syrup on the stove or with an electric kettle. Shoot, even a stove top kettle could do the trick! All you need is dried or fresh lavender flowers, I got mine on Amazon, sugar and water.
LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP
LAVENDER WHISKEY LEMONADE
Combine choice of whiskey, lavender simple syrup and lemonade over ice in a Collins glass. Stir well until combined. Add additional ice, if desired. Top with club soda. Garnish with lemon wheel, lavender flower, or both.
*Simple syrup will keep in fridge for ~2 weeks.
**Which whiskey is best? That depends on how you like your lemonade. Maple will make for a sweeter lemonade. Bourbon hides itself well and complements the flavors in the lemonade. Rye Whiskey will be a bit more spirit forward and will add some spicy and additional herbal subtleties.
***Feel free to make your own lemonade. We just liked the simplicity and flavor guarantee of Simply Lemonade.
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