Lemon Lavender Fizz
The juniper-scented undertones of gin play off nicely against the sweetness of a lavender simple syrup. Stirred with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and topped with club soda, it's a perfect springtime drink. Lemon Lavender Fizz ». Maxime Iattoni

Homemade simple syrup infused with the heady aroma of lavender makes a unique addition to refreshing spiked lemonade.

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


For the Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12 tbsp. dried lavender buds

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 1 12 oz. lavender simple syrup
  • 34 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 dash club soda


  1. Place dried lavender buds in a refillable tea bag or a mesh infuser. Bring water to a boil and add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat, add lavender, and steep 30 minutes or up to 6 hours for stronger flavor.
  2. Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice into pint glass and stir. Top with club soda, garnish with lemon, and serve.