This simple but lovely lavender spritz cocktail is a welcomed breath of fresh air. There's a lot of great cocktail recipes out there, but this one is truly love from first sip! When it hits your tong, you'll immediately taste the beautiful lavender aroma, and then be treated to a refreshing finish of lemon.
Something else you'll love about this lavender spritz recipe? It's super quick and easy to whip together with only a few ingredients. It makes for the perfectly refreshing spring or summertime cocktail, but it's so delicious, you'll want to enjoy it all year long.
Whether you're hosting an intimate dinner party for your friends and family, or simply looking to enjoy a quiet night of rest and relaxation, this recipe is sure to impress!
🥘 Lavender Spritz Cocktail Ingredients
- Ice Cubes
- Sparking Water
- White Wine - Grüner Veltliner or your favorite light white wine of your choice.
- Lavender Syrup
See the recipe card for quantities.
🔪 Lavender Spritz Cocktail Instructions
First, start off by squeezing half a lemon. You'll want to empty the lemon juice into a glass.
Once you have your lemon juice, add in your ice cubes and mineral water.
Next, add the white wine! Personally, I prefer a Grüner Veltliner, but any medium-dry white wine will work nicely – think Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling.
And last but not least, add in the lavender syrup!
*The order should be respected here! The ingredient you add last will be the predominant flavor at play in your glass!*
For example, if you only want a hint lavender and a more intense wine flavor, be sure to pour the lavender syrup before the white wine.
That's it! After a few simple steps, your wonderful lavender spritzer is ready!
When it comes to white wine variations for the lavender spritz cocktail, you'll want to make selections with a similar profile to Grüner Veltliner.
One of the key elements that make this cocktail so deliciously refreshing is that it's paired with a dry wine! If you're looking for variations, I'd recommend Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chien Blanc or Vermontino – to name a few!
These few suggestions is in no way exhaustive, and if you're looking for more options, ask the friendly staff at your local wine shop!
If you like spritz drinks, try this Aperol Spritz with Prosecco!
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- Lemon Squeezer
- Serving Glass
The shelf life of a lavender spritz cocktail isn't very long. If possible, I strongly recommend finishing off each serving the same evening you prepare it.
Even when properly cocked and refrigerated, white wine can only keep in the fridge for a few days.
If you're opening a bottle of your favorite white wine, when it comes time to prepare this deliciously refreshing cocktail, I highly recommend finishing the bottle within three days!
💭 Top tips
There's two crucial tips I can impart for this recipe. The first is DO NOT to use a sweet white wine for this cocktail. It will completely ruin the flavor profile. If you're looking for variations other than Grüner Veltliner, make sure you pick another dry white wine.
The second piece of crucial advice is DO NOT to use tap water or still mineral water! You'll need those bubbles from the sparking mineral water to help this cocktail get its refreshing quality.
Lavender has a floral taste. It resembles the taste of rosemary and a little mint.
The spritz is a wine-based cocktail that was first served in Italy as an aperitif. It usually calls for Prosecco, some type of bitters, and soda water, although there are many variations on this original recipe. The "spritz" usually refers to the bitters served in the popular cocktail, such as Aperol, Campari and Cynar – just to name a few.
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- Serving Glass
- ½ Lemon
- 5 Ice Cubes
- ⅔ cup Sparking Water
- ⅔ cup White Wine
- 4 teaspoon Lavender Syrup
- Squeeze half a lemon and empty the lemon juice into a glass.½ Lemon
- Add the ice cubes and mineral water.5 Ice Cubes, ⅔ cup Sparking Water
- Next, add the white wine!⅔ cup White Wine
- And last but not least, add in the lavender syrup!4 teaspoon Lavender Syrup
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove