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closeup of a lavender lemon drop shooter with a sugar rim

Lavender Lemon Drop Shooter

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This cocktail from Diane Brown is perfect as the starting point to a romantic, adventurous meal. 
Course aperitif, cocktails
Cuisine American
Dish Type Cocktail
Cooking Style Cocktail
Seasonal New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day
Ingredient lavender, vodka
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2
Author Diane Brown


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • sugar to rim shot glass


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add sugar, lavender and zest, and dissolve sugar into the water. Cool completely, and strain into a squeeze bottle. Chill and store for up to 7 days.
  • Pour vodka, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of lavender syrup into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into two sugar-rimmed shot glasses.