Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch

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Our 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.

You can also make this beautiful cocktail with Empress gin. Check out more of our favortie 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 in foods and cocktails as much as I can.

I thought it would be nice to add a hint of lavender to one of my favorite cocktails… a gin and tonic. Not only does this cocktail have the lavender flavor and scent, it also has the most beautiful purple color! It’s a crowdpleaser for sure!

purple gin and tonic punch recipe with lime slices

How to Make a Lavender Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonics are incredibly easy to make and only use gin, tonic water and lime. Those are the standard gin and tonic ingredients. You can add fruit and berries and more to give gin and tonics 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 Epress gin which already has a purple color to it.

lavender in gin

How do you infuse spirits?

Infusing spirits is a great way to get a natural flavor that you want in alcohol. Herbs, fruit, berries and even candy all work great for ensuring spirits! For this, we used 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 it’s finished, pour it through a mesh strainer, letting the gin fall into a glass and catching the dried lavender to through away.

butterfly pea flowers in lime juice

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. We made natural blue ice cubes using it as well. Here is some more info about Butterfly pea flowers.

For this recipe, we combined 2 tablespoons dried butterfly pea flowers with 4 ounces lime juice and let it infuse for about an hour. It turned a deep purple color that was perfect when mixed with the other ingredients.

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

Purple lime juice

Ingredients in a Lavender Gin and Tonic

  • Lime Juice
gin and tonic punch in a punch bowl with lime slices

How to make a Gin and Tonic Punch

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

This will serve about 6-8 people.

gin and tonic punch with a lime slice

More Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love

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

Lavender Apple Cocktail 

How to Make a Coffee Tonic

How to Make a Gin and Tonic 

Blackberry Margarita Punch 

Pineapple Carrot 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

When to Serve a Lavender Gin and Tonic

This is a very pretty spring and summer cocktail recipe. It’s perfect for many occasions such as:

Brunch

Pool Party 

Birthday Party it’s also perfect for a last-minute birthday party!

Carnival Party

Easter Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

Spring Gathering

Baby Shower

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

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Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch

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.
4.88 from 24 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.
  • Combined 2 tablespoons dried butterfly pea flowers with 4 ounces lime juice and let it infuse for about an hour. It turned a deep purple color that was perfect when mixed with the other ingredients.
  • Once everything is infused, add the ingredients into a punch bowl with 32 ounces 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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13 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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