Lavender Lemon Martini

I enjoyed one of these late night at Sapphire Grill, on Congress Street in Savannah, late night recently.  This is a simple spin on it, served with a lavender sprig and/or lemon slice.  The lavender was a great addition.  As soon as you take a sip, you think, “Oh wow….I could sit on a deck somewhere and drink a pitcher of these.”

Perfectly smooth and perfectly summer.  Enjoy!


  • 2 oz. lemon vodka
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Lavender sprig
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water, boil until dissolved)
  • Lavender sprig and/or lemon for garnish


Lightly muddle (mashing of the ingredients) the lavender and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.  Add ice and other ingredients.  Shake well.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lavender sprig and/or lemon slice.  You could even serve this with a sugar rim.


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