Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini

Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with #FallFlavors week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #FallFlavors recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 


I have a confession to make. Until last month, I had never tasted a Meyer Lemon. 

Don’t get me wrong, I knew about them. Heck, I had bookmarked lots of recipes for them. But I had never actually tasted one. And now? I’m not sure I’d ever want to buy a regular lemon again. 

I can regale you with all of the difference in a Meyer lemon – smaller, deeper yellow on the outside and almost an orange inside…. but the only important thing is the flavor. Meyer Lemon is not nearly as tart as a regular lemon. Don’t get me wrong, I like some citrus – a Citrus Martini, a Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake… but a Meyer Lemon? It’s way better. Big thanks to our sponsor Melissa’s Produce for opening up my eyes! 

Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

And the lavender? This is the first year the lavender in my garden really bloomed but here, I used lavender paste. I thought it more versatile to make a plain simple syrup that could be used in multiple cocktails rather than taking the time to infuse lavender into a cocktail. So here, I use a plain simple syrup + a bit of lavender paste. It’s big on flavor and perfect for cocktails because is dissolves easily. I used  Lavender Paste from our sponsor Taylor & Colledge. Again, many thanks!

 

Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

Yep, I’d say this cocktail was just perfect for enjoying a night (or two, or three) after work. It’s light and refreshing, just what you need when fall is starting but the weather hasn’t quite gotten the hint. (Also what I needed when working all week while simultaneously wrangling cooped-up kiddos, but you know, #COVIDLife.)

Giveaway: Don’t forget there’s a giveaway this week. The prize details are here, but you can enter to win in the Rafflecopter just below the recipe.

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Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

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Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini

Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 268 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. good quality vodka
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice from 1 1/2 to 2 Meyer lemons
  • 1/2 tsp. lavender extract
  • additional slices of Meyer lemon or sprigs of lavender for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lemon slices or a sprig of lavender, if desired.

  2. Serve immediately.

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Sweet and tart with floral notes, this Meyer Lemon-Lavender Vodka Martini is a delightedly fresh cocktail to welcome fall, even if it doesn’t quite feel like fall outside. 

Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly.  Thank you #FallFlavors Week Sponsors: Melissa’s Produce, Dixie Crystals, Torani, Republic of Tea, Taylor & Colledge, and Nairn’s  for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #FallFlavors Week recipes. All opinions are my own. The #FallFlavors Week giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.   All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6)  winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #FallFlavors Week Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #FallFlavors Week posts or entry.

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