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Boozy Mint-Lavender Lemonade Punch


  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 + people 1x

Description

It’s not summer until you have whipped up a batch of this delicious and refreshing cocktail. The combination of sweet mint, lavender, lemon juice, some ginger beer and a touch of whiskey makes for the best summertime punch. Plus, it comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • MINT LAVENDER SIMPLE SYRUP:
  • 1 cup Water, filtered
  • 1 cup Beeyond The Hive Raw Wildflower Honey
  • 1 bunch Organic Fresh Mint Leaves, torn
  • 1 tsp Organic Whole Lavender Flowers
  • MINT LAVENDER LEMONADE:
  • 6 large Organic Lemons, freshly squeezed juice (equivalent to 1 cup juice)
  • Mint Lavender Simple Syrup
  • 3 cups Water, filtered
  • BOOZY MINT-LAVENDER LEMONADE PUNCH:
  • Mint Lavender Lemonade
  • 46 Ginger Beers (we added 5, 12 oz cans)
  • Vodka or Whiskey, to taste
  • Crushed Ice
  • Fresh Mint, for garnish
  • Fresh Lavender, for garnish
  • Lemon Slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mint Lavender Simple Syrup: In a small pot, warm the water to almost boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until fully dissolved. Then add the mint and lavender and give it a gentle stir. Cover and let steep for 1-4 hours.
  2. Mint Lavender Lemonade: Mix lemon juice, the simple syrup and 3 cups water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Boozy Mint-Lavender Lemonade Punch: Once ready to serve, add the ice, Mint-Lavender Lemonade, ginger beer, vodka or whiskey, extra garnish and stir well to combined. (Additional serving suggestions are provided below).

Notes

  • Mint: You can use either a large handful from your garden, or buy a 5 oz package from the store. Make sure to add more mint than lavender though, because the mint should be the dominant flavor out of the two. And speaking of lavender, don’t add too much or it will make the drink bitter. The secret is that a little goes a long way.
  • Simple Syrup: Let it sit for 1 hour up to 4 hours. The longer the better!
  • Ginger Beer: I would not add the ginger beer to the punch until right before you serve it. You don’t want it to go flat. 
  • Servings For a Crowd: To a large pitcher, add the ice, lemonade, ginger beer (to your liking), and alcohol to taste. And then garnish with fresh mint, lavender and lemon slices.
  • Servings For Individual Glasses: To a large glass, add some ice, 2/3 lemonade, 1/3 ginger beer and 1-2 oz of vodka, or to taste. And then garnish with fresh mint, lavender and lemon slices.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Drink Recipes, Easy Drink Recipes, Lavender Recipes, Lemon Recipes, Lemonade Recipes, Mint Recipes, Mixed Drink Recipes, Recipes for a Crowd, Summer Recipes

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