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A glass of Empress Gin Lemonade topped with a fresh lemon slice and a flower.

Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade (with Empress)

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  • Author: Naomi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade with Empress 1908 Gin is the perfect cocktail for spring and summer. It is made with a honey lavender lemonade and then topped with a bit of gin. This cocktail is lightly sweet, a bit florally and earthy, and is an all around delicious drink.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup Filtered Water
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1 tbsp Organic Whole Lavender Flowers
  • 8 large Lemons, freshly squeezed juice (equivalent to 1 2/3 cup juice)
  • Honey Lavender Simple Syrup
  • 5 cups Filtered Water
  • 8 oz Honey Lavender Lemonade
  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • Ice
  • Lemon Slices and Lavender Sprigs, for garnish


  1. Honey Lavender Simple Syrup: In a small pot, warm 1 cup water to almost boiling, but not fully boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until fully dissolved. Stir in the lavender; cover and steep for at least 30 minutes, but up to 2-4 hours.
  2. Discard the lavender: Strain the honey mixture and discard the lavender.
  3. Honey Lavender Lemonade: Pour the Honey Lavender Simple Syrup into a glass pitcher. Add the lemon juice, and 5 more cups of cold water; stir to combine.
  4. Refrigerate: Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Honey Lavender Gin Lemonade: Pour 8 ounces of Honey Lavender Lemonade over an ice filled glass, top with 2 ounces of Empress Gin and stir until just incorporated. (To see the colors change, let the gin settle into the lemonade before stirring).
  6. Garnish: Serve with fresh lemon slices and lavender sprigs.


  • Lemonade: Store in a sealed pitcher in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American
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