Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch

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Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch is light and refreshing! It’s naturally flavored, and the beautiful purple hue is from butterfly pea flowers. It’s absolutely perfect for party punches in spring and summer.

You can also make this beautiful cocktail with Empress gin. Check out more of our favorite gin cocktail recipes too.

Purple gin and tonic punch with lime slices in a punch bowl.

I planted about 15 lavender plants in my yard and they are all blooming and look gorgeous! Lavender is one of my favorite scents and flavors so I like to incorporate it into foods and cocktails as much as I can.

I thought adding a hint of lavender to one of my favorite cocktails would be nice: a gin and tonic.

Not only does this cocktail have a lavender flavor and scent, but it also has the most beautiful purple color! It’s a crowdpleaser for sure!

purple gin and tonic punch recipe with lime slices

Gin and tonics are incredibly easy to make. They only use gin, tonic water, and lime, which are the standard ingredients. You can add fruit, berries, and more to give them a twist.

To make a lavender gin and tonic we infused the gin with dried lavender. We also infused the lime juice with butterfly pea syrup to give to cocktail a beautiful purple color!

However, you can buy Empress gin which already has a purple color to it.

Ingredients in a Lavender Gin and Tonic

  • Lime Juice
Purple lime juice

Infusing Gin with Lavender and Flowers

Once you’ve infused the gin and made the purple lime juice, you can add the ingredients into a punch bowl with 32 ounces of tonic water and crushed ice right before serving.

This will serve about 6-8 people.

lavender in gin

How do you infuse spirits?

Infusing spirits is a great way to get the natural flavor that you want in alcohol. Herbs, fruit, berries, and even candy all work great for ensuring spirits! For this, I used 2 tablespoons lavender to 1 1/12 cups of gin and 2 tbsp butterfly pea flower.

The longer the lavender sits in the gin, the stronger the taste and smell. For this, you can do anywhere from 5-24 hours.

After 5 hours you will be able to smell and taste the lavender.

Once it’s finished, pour it through a mesh strainer, letting the gin fall into a glass and catching the dried lavender to through away.

Why does butterfly pea tea change color?

Since lavender isn’t strong enough to produce the purple shade I wanted for our cocktail, we infused the lime juice with Butterly Pea Tea! Butterfly pea tea comes from blue butterfly pea flowers.

It changes colors based on the pH of whatever it’s mixed with. When it’s mixed with an acid like citrus, it will turn purple. When it’s by itself, steeped in hot water, it’s blue. I also made natural blue ice cubes using it. Here is some more info about Butterfly pea flowers.

I also make this fun mermaid cocktail recipe using butterfly pea flowers. It changes colors from purple to blue!

gin and tonic punch in a punch bowl with lime slices

More Gin and Tonic Recipes You’ll Love

gin and tonic punch with a lime slice

Fun Party Punch Recipes

Looking for more fun cocktail recipes? Try any of these!

Blackberry Margarita Punch 

Pineapple Carrot Punch

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Citrus Holiday Punch

Also check out more great cocktail recipes our favorite brunch recipes, the best-mixed drinkstequila cocktails, vodka cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

girl holding a purple gin and tonic punch

Serving Suggestions

This is a great cocktail for spring and summer. It’s perfect for any of these occasions:

If you’re making this punch, you’re probably in party planning mode! Here are a few of our favorite party appetizers that are easy to make and go great with a G&T punch!

Purple ginned tonic punch with a lime slice on a marble table.

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Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch Recipe

Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch is light and refreshing! It's naturally flavored and the beautiful purple color is from butterfly pea tea. Absolutely perfect party punch for spring and summer.
4.84 from 25 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 2 tbsp dried lavender, food grade
  • 4 ounces lime juice , fresh squeezed
  • 2 tbsp dried butterfly pea flower
  • 32 ounces tonic water

Instructions

  • Combine 2 tablespoons lavender to 1 1/12 cups gin. The longer the lavender sits in the gin, the stronger the taste and smell. For this, you can do anywhere from 5-24 hours. After 5 hours you will be able to smell and taste the lavender.
  • Once the lavender has infused, add in 2 tbsp butterfly pea flower and let it sit for 10 minutes until it turns a deep shade of blue.
  • It will turn purple when the acid is added to it.
  • Strain the gin into a large punch bowl and discard the flowers and lavender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into a punch bowl with 32 ounces of tonic water crushed ice right before serving

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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15 thoughts on “Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch”

  1. Your cocktail creation is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. I am planning on trying this for Easter. I’m not a huge gin fan, but I’m guessing it would work as a vodka tonic punch? All the instructions stay the same except for swapping out the vodka for the gin? And thanks again for your post.

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful! Planning a bridal party and I want to make this. I live in Southern CA what is the best type of lavender to plant for use in this punch?

    Thank you,
    Colleen

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