This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a sweet spring cocktail! Mix one up in no time with lavender simple syrup, lemon juice (or Myer lemon juice), and bourbon.

Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a sweet spring cocktail! Mix one up in no time with lavender simple syrup, lemon juice (or Myer lemon juice), and bourbon.

Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a sweet spring cocktail!  Mix one up in no time with lavender simple syrup, lemon juice (or Meyer lemon juice), and bourbon.  The bourbon for this recipe was provided by Bulleit.

Have you tried mixing your own cocktails at home?  If you, like me, have stared in amazement (and total confusion) at overwhelming walls of cocktail mixers and expensive bottles with unfamiliar names, then it’s possible that you, like me, have shrugged your shoulders, grabbed a reliable and familiar bottle of wine, and headed home.  And that, my friends, is totally okay.  If you’d like to practice your über-chic bartender moves at home, however, keep reading!

For this incredibly easy cocktail, we’re going to ignore those bottles of brightly (and artificially) colored drink additives and mixers, and walk right past the pre-made simple syrups.  This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a spring cocktail at its finest– and is incredibly easy to prepare.

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This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a sweet spring cocktail! Mix one up in no time with lavender simple syrup, lemon juice (or Myer lemon juice), and bourbon.

Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

Gathering Ingredients

To make a bourbon sour, you’ll need to pick up some bourbon!  (Did you figure that out already?)  I like using bourbon in my cocktails, because unlike some other types of whiskey, bourbon legally can’t contain any added artificial flavors or sugar, giving me more control over what’s in my drink.

For this cocktail, I used bourbon from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey.  Bulleit’s distillery near Louisville, Kentucky is one of three stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that I haven’t made it to yet, so I was thrilled when they sent me a bottle of their bourbon to try!  Their bourbon has a ‘high rye ratio,’ which makes it one of the spicier (and fabulously delicious) bourbons out there!  I like that Bulleit’s bourbon has flavor, but the flavor does not overwhelm this cocktail.  Instead, it shines with the lemon, and makes the drink even more delicious!

Once you’ve got the bourbon, you’ll need dried lavender petals.  You should be able to find these with the spices and herbs in your grocery store (or grow your own lavender and dry it!).  Finally, you’ll need a lemon and some sugar.

This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a sweet spring cocktail! Mix one up in no time with lavender simple syrup, lemon juice (or Myer lemon juice), and bourbon.

Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

Making a Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

First, you’re going to make a lavender simple syrup.  Add the lavender petals, sugar, and water to a small pot and bring it to a boil.  Let it simmer for a few minutes, and then set it aside to cool.  Next, strain the syrup through a mesh sieve into a container.  Keep in mind that this makes a lot more syrup than you’re likely to use at once.  Store the extra syrup in an airtight container in the fridge.  Finally, pour a little syrup, some bourbon, lemon juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker.  Shake your drink to chill it, and then strain it into two chilled glasses and enjoy!

Have you tried Bulleit bourbon?  What’s your favorite bourbon?  Let me know in the comments!

 

This Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour is a sweet spring cocktail! Mix one up in no time with lavender simple syrup, lemon juice (or Myer lemon juice), and bourbon.
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Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

Makes 1 cocktail, plus lavender syrup for more

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 235 kcal
Author Champagne Tastes

Ingredients

Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TB dried lavender petals, culinary grade

Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour:

  • 1/2 lemon (or Meyer Lemon), juiced
  • 2 TB lavender simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • ice, for cocktail shaker
  • Optional Garnish: lemon slice

Instructions

Lavender Simple Syrup:

  1. Make simple syrup by adding sugar, lavender and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer about 5 minutes. Pour syrup through a mesh sieve into a measuring cup (or other spouted container), and allow it to cool.

Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour:

  1. Chill an old-fashioned cocktail glass or a small martini glass.  Add lemon juice, syrup, and bourbon to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake.  Strain cocktail out of strainer into the glass.  Serve with a lemon slice (optional).

Recipe Notes

*Calorie Information was calculated per serving using My Fitness Pal.

19 thoughts on “Lavender Lemon Bourbon Sour

  1. Meg | Meg is Well says:

    Lavender is one of those flavors I would have never guessed goes well with bourbon! I always create my own simple syrups and cocktail flavors too. I recently bought some for a drink I was experimenting with and it left a horribly bad after taste so never again!

    • champagne-tastes says:

      I’m glad you make your own too!!! It’s so easy, and you don’t have to worry about weird chemicals! And yessss this is awesome with Bourbon. (And prob gin too- I need to try that!)

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