Two purple martinis garnished with lavender on a serving tray

Lavender Martini

A vodka Martini with a floral twist.

For this seasonal cocktail, start with Ontario-based author and gardening expert Nikki Fotheringham’s easy Lavender Simple Syrup. Don’t forget to stir – not shake – your Martini, to make sure none of the ice chips off and dilutes it.

Two purple martinis garnished with lavender on a serving tray

Lavender Martini

Nikki Fotheringham's recipe for a Martini made with vodka and lavender simple syrup.
Course cocktail, Drinks
Servings 1


  • Ice cubes
  • 2 oz ( 60 ml) vodka
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Lavender Simple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 sprig fresh lavender for garnish


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice and stir gently until mixed. Strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a fresh sprig of lavender.

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Lavender Simple Syrup
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Excerpted from Taste Buds by Nikki Fotheringham. Copyright © 2024 Nikki Fotheringham. Photographs by Laura Berman. Published by Appetite an imprint of Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.
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