Our Lavender Margarita recipe is a little bit of French, a little bit Tex-Mex: Tequila, lime, and lavender might seem like an odd combination, but the tart citrus creates a natural counterpart to the floral sweetness of the lavender and a silver tequila brings it all together. Want to make this a mocktail? Swap the tequila with a generous pour of tonic or seltzer, for a lovely lavender limeade.
Lavender Syrup – 2 T
Fresh or dried lavender blossoms – 1 T
Silver Tequila – 3 Oz
Limes – 2, juice of
Splash of Seltzer
Sprigs of Lavender for garnish
To Make Lavender Syrup:
In a small saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and water. Add the 1 T of lavender blossoms to the pan, and stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let mixture simmer. Keep stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove pan from heat and let the syrup steep and cool. Strain mixture through strainer, to remove lavender, and pour into airtight container and refrigerate.
Rim chilled glasses with margarita salt and set aside. Add tequila and lime juice to ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into glasses. Top with lavender syrup and a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and serve.
Margarita glasses or champagne coupes (chilled)
Fine mesh strainer