My week of lavender recipes is coming to an end. I’m a little bummed about that since the recipes I’ve made so far have been so good. And since both were also paired with citrus, I decided to end the week with a cocktail that does the same: Lavender Lemonade Mojitos. This recipe fits my theme so well!
Made with a lavender simple syrup and homemade lemonade muddled with mint, these Lavender Lemonade Mojitos are the prettiest color and make for the perfect summer cocktail.
My grocery list for this cocktail was super short since I had most of the ingredients already on hand to make a lavender lamb dish and lemon lavender cupcakes. I even had rum leftover from the strawberry mojitos I recently made. All I had to do was buy the fresh mint.
This Lavender Lemonade Mojito cocktail recipe was made in 2 parts, for a total time of 1 hour and 22 minutes. The first part was making the lavender simple syrup. It took me 1 hour and 15 minutes to make, and the 1 hour was inactive time letting the lavender steep in the syrup while it cooled. I have to say it smelled incredibly good while it was simmering! I could have skipped the sugar and just simmered the lavender to scent my house.
The second part was mixing up a pitcher of cocktails. That took a total of 7 minutes, mainly because I had to juice 8 lemons to get 1cup of lemon juice. This was 1 time I was very glad to have an electric juicer. I normally use a wooden citrus reamer for easy cleanup, but it would have taken forever. My electric juicer also strained the seeds and pulp to save even more time.