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Old fashioned in a wine glass with ice, lemon peel and lavender sprig

Lavender Lemon Old Fashioned

Heather Wibbels
Your favorite summer old fashioned is here with a Lavender Lemon Old Fashioned. We take some lemon simple syrup, lavender bitters, pair it with a slightly floral bourbon and voila! Your best summer old fashioned can be sitting next to you while you finish out those last emails for the day.
5 from 2 votes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail, Summer Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon I used Elijah Craig small batch
  • ½ oz lemon simple syrup**
  • 12 drops Scrappy’s lavender bitters
  • Garnish: lemon peel and lavender sprig


  • Combine bourbon, bitters and simple in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until the outside of the mixing glass is very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon peel and lavender sprig.


**Lemon Simple Syrup:
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Peels from the fresh lemons you just juiced - just the peel, no pith.
Combine the juice and sugar in a small saucepan on medium heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved and it's at a very low simmer. Add the lemon peels, stir, and let sit for about 5 minutes on low heat. Turn off the heat and let the whole mixture steep for 45 minutes. Strain out the peels, bottle and refrigerate the lemon simple syrup. It will keep about 2 weeks, a little longer if you add some vodka to it.
Keyword bourbon, lavender, lemon, summer cocktail
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