Must Make Lemon Lavender Summer Gin Spritz

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Lemon Lavender Gin Summer Spritz

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely planning on having a hot girl summer. And by hot girl, I mean person that is likely overheated and in desperate need of an air conditioned room and some serious hydration. That’s why I’m going to be drinking this light and refreshing Lemon Lavender Summer Gin Spritz, made with the gorgeous, purple hued Empress Gin, all summer long.

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To me the perfect summer cocktails are light, refreshing and yes, thirst quenching. I love adding citrus to summer tipples, and I also often top them off with a good splash of sparkling water (or club soda) – because bubbles are fun! My last requirement is that they are beautiful. And this lemon lavender spritz has that in spades. I mean…look at it! This is easy enough to make for just you (you’re worth it) and impressive enough to make even your snobbiest houseguests happy. (On another note, why are you inviting snobby houseguests over??)

How to Make a Lemon Lavender Summer Gin Spritz

Let’s be honest, this beautiful cocktail is pretty much spiked lemonade. Instead of using plain simple syrup, I’ve infused mine with dried lavender petals and pink peppercorns. Here’s what you’re going to need to make the simple syrup:

  • 1 cup each of sugar & water
  • 1 teaspoon dried culinary lavender
  • 5 pink peppercorns

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Lemon Lavender Summer Spritz (makes 2 large or 4 small cocktails):

  • 4 ounces Empress 1908 Gin
  • 2 ounces simple syrup (made from ingredients above)
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (from approximately 1 1/2 lemons)
  • Sparkling water

Lemon + Lavender – It Could Be My Favorite Flavor Combo!

Lemon with lavender offers a balance of contrasting flavors: the bright, tangy zestiness of lemon cuts through the delicate, floral notes of lavender, creating a refreshing and sophisticated taste profile. Lavender’s subtle sweetness and herbal undertones elevate the sharp, citrusy freshness of lemon, adding depth and complexity to the palate. This dynamic duo is both invigorating and soothing, making them a pair that’s not just good together, but absolutely delicious in sweet and savory recipes alike.

The Legendary Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Cake from Ginger & Fox Bake Shop

Tasting this gluten free cake is akin to walking through a blooming garden under a clear blue sky. It’s refreshingly light yet satisfyingly rich, a delicate balance that teeters on the edge of decadence without ever tumbling into overly-sweet territory. Each bite offers a new discovery—the pop of lemon zest, the hint of lavender, the joyful burst of raspberry—making for an utterly enchanting cake!

lemon lavender gluten free cake
Gluten Free Lemon Lavender Snickerdoodle Cookies on a rack

Lemon Lavender Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles, a simple, crinkle-topped cookie typically rolled in cinnamon and sugar are an absolute classic. That said, I can never leave anything alone and frankly, I love playing with my food. In fact, the last time we made snickerdoodles I wondered how they would taste as a lemon cookie. Naturally, I made some lemon snickerdoodles, with a touch of lavender (because I heart lemon lavender everything).

Lemon Lavender Roasted Chicken

There is nothing more comforting than a whole roasted chicken and I make them often, even in summer. But in the summer months when it’s warm (to put it mildly), I crave flavors that are a little lighter, and a lot brighter. And so with my need for both cozy comfort and brightness, this recipe for lemon lavender roasted chicken was born.

Lemon Lavender Roast Chicken
Lemon Lavender Tarts

Gluten-Free Lemon Lavender Mini Tarts

These Gluten Free mini Lemon Lavender Tarts are sweet and petite, and packed with zesty lemon flavor. Homemade lemon curd comes together in a snap and is poured into the most buttery shortbread crust. Top them with fruit, or toasted meringue. Either way, this two-bite treats are a showstopper!

Lemon Lavender Scones

Scones are the quintessential tea-time treat, and when you add the zesty brightness of lemon and the subtle floral notes of lavender, you elevate them to a whole new level of deliciousness. These gluten-free Lemon Lavender Scones are not only a delight to taste but also a feast for the eyes, perfect for a spring brunch, a fancy tea party, or any special occasion that calls for a touch of elegance.

Gluten-Free Lemon Lavender Scones

Looking for more summer cocktails? Check these out!

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Lemon Lavender Gin Summer Spritz

Lemon Lavender Summer Gin Spritz

Alison Needham
This light and refreshing Lemon Lavender Summer Spritz, made with the gorgeous, purple hued Empress Gin, is the cocktail we'll be drinking all summer long. Let’s be honest, this beautiful tipple is pretty much spiked lemonade. But instead of plain simple syrup, we've infused it with dried lavender petals and pink peppercorns.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 108 kcal


For the Simple Syrup

For the Cocktail


  • Put the sugar, water, lavender and peppercorns in a small pan and heat just until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let the flavors infuse for 10 minutes, then strain and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Make the cocktail. Fill a cocktail shaker and four glasses with crushed ice. Add the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice to the shaker and shake for 10 seconds. Strain the mixture evenly into the prepared glasses and top with sparkling water. Garnish with lemon slices and a sprig of fresh lavender. Serve immediately.


Empress Gin is has a beautiful purple color and makes this cocktail really special. If you don’t have any, you can replace it with regular gin, but it won’t have the same vibrant color.


Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Hot girl Summer coming up soon!! These were a hit at my birthday party last year. Can’t wait to make them again. Warmer weather is on the horizon!

  2. 5 stars
    Bring me some summer, and bring me some lemon lavender gin spritz! I cannot wait to drink this. 😎

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