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Lavender Lemonade Mojitos

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.

Head-on view of lavender lemonade mojito on a wood surface with dried lavender and "Lavender Lemonade Mojitos" text on the bottom of photo

It’s likely that I’m currently on a boat on Lake Chautauqua or sitting by the pool catching some much-needed sun. And maybe, just maybe I’m also sipping on this cocktail. Because when I made it, I also whipped up some extra lavender simple syrup to bring with me on vacation.

It’s a part of my whole vacation cocktail strategy, which is almost as important as making sure you’ve packed enough underwear and the proper footwear. Maybe even more important because if you have a vacation cocktail strategy, you might not even care about not having enough underwear or the proper footwear with you. Pack a couple simple syrups in a cooler, have a few good cocktail recipes in mind, and you’re basically vacation ready.


I’ve been wanting to cook, bake, and cocktail with lavender for a long time now. Mainly because it’s purple. But also because it’s deliciously tasty. I finally “splurged” on a 1/2 pound of dried lavender(affiliate link) from Amazon. It was only $10. And was A LOT of lavender.

Bag of dried lavender flowers

So, I mean, you should probably expect to see a lot of lavender recipes here in the coming days. I think macarons may be up very very soon. In case you’re interested, lavender actually has many health benefits… It helps you relax, it can beat bloating, and it can reduce itchiness. So, basically, this cocktail could make you feel like a million dollars. Worth a shot, right?

I’ve seen lavender cocktails all over the internet, which is partly why I couldn’t help myself from purchasing some lavender for my own use. The herb goes naturally with lemon, but I decided to add some rum and mint and make a mojito out of it.

Because when life gives you lavender, you make lavender lemonade. And then you make a mojito out of it. Always make a mojito. Or a cocktail of some kind.

All of the ingredients needed for lavender lemonade mojitos set out: lemons, mint, sugar, water, rum, and dried lavender

Pretty, right? If you’re buying lavender, make sure it’s for culinary use. You could also use it for scented sachets or simply to make your home smell nice. I want to put a little bit by my bedside to help relax me at night.

A scoop of dried lavender flowers

You’ll want to start by making the simple syrup. You know I love simple syrup, but this lavender simple syrup takes things to a whole new level.

Dried lavender in a pot with water and sugar in the process of becoming lavender simple syrup

This recipe makes a nice full pitcher of lavender lemonade mojitos, so you may as well invite a friend over.

A pitcher of Lavender Lemonade Mojitos

Pour the cocktail into ice-filled glasses.

And sip away. I’m pretty sure this lavender lemonade cocktail is the ideal vacation sipper. But I also kind of think it would be perfect to sip on before bed. The combination of the lavender and rum will most definitely help you feel all nice and relaxed until you fall asleep. Not to mention, you’ll be getting your fair share of vitamin C.

A rocks glass of lavender lemonade mojitos on a wooden surface with dried lavender sprinkled around

Is there anything quite like freshly squeezed lemonade? Well, yes. Freshly squeezed lemonade with lavender simple syrup and lots of mint.

From above view of lavender lemonade mojito on a wooden surface with dried lavender sprinkled around

This lavender lemonade cocktail is way better than any mojito I’ve ever made. Also, did you know that yesterday was National Mojito Day? Well, it was. And it’s not too late to celebrate. It’s never a bad time to celebrate.

Of course, feel free to add more rum here if you want to. Some like a little and some like a lot… take your pick. If you must, you could also enjoy this cocktail in a mocktail, alcohol-free version.

Landscape photo with a bird's eye view of two lavender lemonade mojito cocktails on a wooden surface with dried lavender sprinkled around

I’ll be honest; I’m not even a big herbal/floral type person, but I’m in LOVE with this drink and with all of my beautiful lavender. Maybe I am becoming more of a floral fan than I previously thought. Though I think I’ll still always choose fruity and dessert-like candles and perfumes over flowery ones.

The color of the drink certainly wasn’t as vibrant as some of the lavender cocktails I’ve seen, but I also have learned that some cocktails still use food coloring, even with the all-natural lavender. I think the longer you steep the lavender buds, the deeper the purple gets.

Head-on view of lavender lemonade mojito on a wood surface with dried lavender

Lavender, welcome to my life. A refreshing drink that’s packed with all sorts of goodness. And rum, too. Can’t forget the rum. Happy Friday!

Are you a fan of lavender?

If you love using lavender in cooking and baking, check out my Lavender Lemon Cookies and my Lavender Lemonade Floats (also a great way to utilize that lavender simple syrup!). I also love the look of this Lavender Hot Chocolate from Country Hill Kitchen!


5 from 2 votes
Lavender Lemonade Mojitos -- A pretty and tasty summer cocktail | wearenotmartha.com
Lavender Lemonade Mojitos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Steeping and cooling time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
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.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lavender Cocktails, Lavender Drinks, Mojitos
Servings: 4 cocktails
Author: Sues
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, from 4-7 lemons
  • 1 small bunch mint
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 3/4 cup lavender simple syrup (recipe below)
Lavender Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender
  1. In a pitcher, muddle mint leaves with lemon juice until well combined. Add water, rum, and 3/4 cup chilled lavender simple syrup. Stir.
  2. Pour drink into ice-filled glasses.
Lavender Simple Syrup:
  1. Put sugar, water, and dried lavender in a medium saucepan, stir, and bring to a boil.
  2. Once mixture comes to a boil, lower to a simmer and let simmer for about 10 minutes, until it thickens.
  3. Turn off the heat, cover the saucepan, and let steep for about an hour.
  4. Push syrup through a mesh sieve to strain out lavender buds and into an airtight container. Place in fridge to cool.


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23 Responses to "Lavender Lemonade Mojitos"

  1. Mary says:

    Oh these are just beautiful, what a perfect refreshing summer time drink!
    Mary x

  2. Joanne says:

    I’ve never done ANYTHING with lavender but you’ve convinced me that perhaps I need to add some to my amazon wish list! What lovely cocktails!

  3. Odetta says:

    How pretty!! I do love lavender so I need to try this!!

  4. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says:

    Love the color! This cocktails sounds perfect for vacation.

  5. Erica says:

    I love lavender! This cocktail sounds so refreshing. Hope you’re enjoying the vacation

  6. Lexi says:

    This sounds amazing! Maybe I should make a pitcher for the Stella and Dot party I’m hosting next weekend!

  7. ben says:

    Keep up the very good work.

  8. katie says:

    Very pretty drink! Sounds perfect for summer!

  9. Ashley says:

    Love it! I’m jealous your lavender syrup came out so much more purple than mine did… And I agree, lavender + lemon is heavenly! Especially if you add alcohol! I can’t wait to see what your next lavender creation is!

  10. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) says:

    Gorgeous! I need to find a good lavender source out here, I am a big fan of putting it into mixed drinks and baked goods.

  11. Daisy says:

    I loveeee lavender and it grows in bunches in my mom’s yard. I must make these.

  12. Pam says:

    They look pretty and delicious!

  13. Shannon says:

    love the lavender and lemonade combo! great drink 🙂

  14. Rachel says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I can picture sitting on a bench on a warm summer evening, watching the sunset and enjoying one of these 🙂

  15. Megan says:

    This drink is such a gorgeous color. I never know what to do with lavender. I have an idea now. 🙂

  16. Gia Grossman says:

    How pretty is this??? And delicious I’m sure!

  17. Emily @ A Cambridge Story says:

    Sooo pretty!! Almost too pretty to drink (but who am I kidding, I would definitely drink this). I made a lavender margarita a couple summers ago, and it’s still the background of my computer!

  18. treefroginparadise says:

    I just made an experimental batch for a small dinner party and they were a big hit! Everyone wished I had made more…. 🙂 I don’t even like lavender much, but I was given a bag of the flowers some time back. This is a delicious way to use it up! Thank you.

  19. S says:

    I make lavender syrup and leave it in the fridge or freezer until it’s lavender season again. What worked for me in terms of co l darker lavender colour is, I add blueberries while making the syrup ( 30 min before taking it off the heat).. blueberries don’t over power with taste or smell, they’ve just made my syrup wonderful dark lavender colour.

  20. Courtney says:

    This gets such a gorgeous pink/purple from the lavender. Such a tasty drink too!!

  21. Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts says:

    Lavender is one of my favourite scents. I know it is a little old fashioned but I just love it. I have it in my bedroom with an essential oil diffuser.

    So this is just screaming…make me….make me.

    Plus it is so pretty!!!! I love the purple.

  22. Shelly says:

    Can the recipe in its entirety (not just the simple syrup) be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a couple of days? Thank you!

  23. Sues says:

    @Shelly- Hi! That should be fine, though the mint may get a little soggy. You can always remove it before serving OR just muddle the mint on the bottom of the glasses before serving the rest of the cocktail 🙂

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