boozy violet lemonade.

Because why would you make a simple syrup and not make a cocktail out of it?


Truth is, it was the only thing I was thinking about making with that violet syrup I shared with you the other day.  Because, when you’re nearing the end of a spring semester, all you want to do is have a drink. Or two. Or finish half of the syrup you made and not remember how many drinks you had.  But that would be too irresponsible.  Wouldn’t it?

And this drink is good.  It’s like one of those “I didn’t realize I drank that many until I was falling up the stairs” type drinks.  The type of drink that doesn’t taste like there is alcohol in it, but there is.  However, there doesn’t have to be.  You could totally just make this a violet lemonade and I’m sure it’d be just as good.  Although I haven’t tried it.

Because, spring semester.


And you can go completely all out and freeze some violet blossoms in ice cubes.  Because in this recipe, we’re doing all the things with violets.  Also, it’s pretty.

But, do you know what else makes this drink great?  It’s fizzy.  Because nothing is better than a boozy violet lemonade, than a boozy violet SPARKLING lemonade.

Boozy Violet Lemonade

serves 1

  • 2 oz. violet syrup
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. lemon juice (approximately 1/2 a lemon, juiced)
  • 4 oz. club soda

Fill glass half full with ice cubes.

In a cocktail shaker*, add the violet syrup, vodka, and lemon juice.  Shake.

Pour into glass and top with club soda.

*Or – if you’re super classy, just add all the contents into a glass and stir with a spoon.  But if you’re multiplying the recipe, that could get tedious.




Doesn’t this make you want to go and forage for violets now?  No?  Just wait.






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