Our Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch is light and refreshing! It’s naturally flavored and the beautiful purple hue 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 favorite gin cocktail recipes too.
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
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 Empress gin which already has a purple color to it.
Ingredients in a Lavender Gin and Tonic
- Lime Juice
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 of tonic water and crushed ice right before serving.
This will serve about 6-8 people.
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, we used 2 tablespoons lavender to 1 1/12 cups of 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.
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 of dried butterfly pea flowers with 4 ounces of 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!
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What to Serve with A Lavender Gin and Tonic
This is a great cocktail for spring and summer. It’s perfect for any of these occasions:
Baby Shower and Bridal Showers
Spring Soriee or Garden Party
What to Serve with Gin and Tonic Punch
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!
- Seasonal Fruit Platter
- An Epic Cheese Platter
- Ham and Cheese Sliders
- Whipped Ricotta Cheese
- Lemon Pie, Lavender Cake or Vanilla Brownies
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Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch
- 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
- 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
13 thoughts on “Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch”
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.
Thank you! And yes that would work!
Where did you get the punch bowl?
It’s a large vase I use as a punch bowl 🙂
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?
Hi! You can really use any type of lavender. I love Spanish and English!!
The lavender tinted the gin, kind of yellow/brown now. Will this affect the beautiful purple color when added now?
It will not if you’re using butterfly pea flowers.
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make them?
This looks so good! What a refreshing and unique beverage to share on a hot day!
That is one of the most beautiful drinks I’ve ever seen – stunning!
Wow! This is so pretty and even more refreshing! This blend of flavors is incredible.
What a gorgeous drink! Love it!