This cooler was originally intended to be a lavender margarita. I had been wanting to create a lavender margarita ever since we had the chance to visit Blanco, Texas last year for the Lavender Festival. I have toyed with quite a few mixes, but have never really perfected the flavor. I made the lavender syrup again this week in hopes of finally recreating a wonderful margarita.
My total lack of organization caught up to me on Wednesday and it has been all down hill. Last night as I searched the fridge for anything resembling a dip to dunk my tortillas chips in I found my syrup silently waiting for me. Beside the syrup was a bottle of sparkling water and in 5 minutes this Lavender Cooler was happily trickling down my tortilla laced face.
Is it a margarita? No.
Does it have the shining flavor of lavender? Yes.
With a hefty dose of Tequila.
Come on, you had to have seen that coming. Enjoy!
Dried lavender buds are steeped in a simple syrup adding a touch of earthy floral flavor. This would be a ideal cooler to sip at Sunday brunch or for Mother’s day. Take note dear sippers this cooler has a kick.
A tequila kick which I love! If you are tequila weary feel free to cut back on the tequila and add more sparkling water, but then again chances are if you are visiting my little tequila space you are a fan of Tequila.
Lavender Tequila Cooler
by Vianney Rodriguez
by Sweet Life
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp dried lavender buds
1 cup tequila
2 cups sparkling water
In a saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil until sugar dissolves.
Add dried lavender, remove from heat and allow to steep for 1 hour.
Strain, return to saucepan and bring to a boil again, boil until it reduces by half.
Allow to cool
Fill each glass with ice, splash of lime juice, 1/4 cup lavender syrup, 1/4 cup tequila and 1/2 cup of sparkling water.
Garnish with lime.
Loving this why not try these other great sippers….
Blackberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail
Sparkling Citrus Punch
Tequila Epazote Limeade
Magic of Spice says
I adore lavender and not afraid of tequila at all 🙂 Beautiful and refreshing!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
lavender, sugar, tequilla, limes…NICE
and great photography!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
This picture totally has a great power to draw me in and it was a very nice Friday treat and now I’m reading this on Monday night. It’s a long way to go till Friday. I really love the picture and recipe! Super refreshing drink!
Wow, this sounds and looks delicious, love the idea of lavender…I need to give a try.
Hope you have a fantastic week 🙂
Simply Life says
wow! great photos! I love the green!
Laura @ sweetsavoryplanet says
Another delicious tequila drink!
What a beautiful picture, looks so refreshing and fantastic. I would love to try this lavender flavor with sparkling water sans tequila.
It’s always incredibly difficult to comment on ingredients that I really don’t fancy…however, how can I stop by and not complement the gorgeous capture of this stunning photo ;o)
Bonnie…I do appreciate lavender fields…as long as the bees are at rest 😉
Bottoms up and flavourful wishes,
[email protected] says
Oh honey, you might be my new bff. You bring the cocktails, I’ll bring the cookies. 😉
Margarita or not, this sounds like the perfect drink to end a long day or kick off a weekend!
Looks and sounds beautifully refreshing.
Hey, This is looking so refreshing and cool… !A very well made post with beautiful pictures. Loved it. I’ve bookmarked this special recipe of urs and wud love to give it a shot asap. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks & Regards, Sonia !!!
have you heard the ditty ‘one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor’? for me, it’s ‘one tequila, floor’, but i’m still drawn to this–lovely creation! 🙂
5 Star Foodie says
Such a delightful drink, wonderful with lavender.
You’ve gone and done it again, another yummy sounding recipe.
whew-daddy… it is so humidly hot here, I could sip on these all day… beautiful and I know mighty tasty
Fantastic photo! I’ve recently learned that my vitamix is powerful enough for me to throw the entire unpeeled lime into or a clementine or both and whirl it with tequila and agave and ice. I should not have found this discovery.
Heavenly Housewife says
I just planted some lovely lavender in my back yard. Can’t wait to try it out in making some delicious summer recipes 😀
I am so taking this idea for my happy hour next week! Great post!
Jenny (VintageSugarcube) says
OMG! I am going to a Tequila themed dinner party tomorrow night. This will be muchooo fantasticoooo… XO
Heather @girlichef says
Yum, I think it sounds amazing with or without the tequila. Perfect dose of refreshment and beauty! 😀
This sounds so delicious! You certainly are the margarita/cooler queen this summer!
Carrie at TikiTikiBlog! says
Hello…I think I love you…
Ahhh Carrie the adoro!! gracias amiga!!
What a gorgeous flavor! I need one now! ;-P
Kitchen Belleicious says
Oh this looks delicious! If only I could have it. Please have a drink for me! Hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend!
Maris (In Good taste) says
If it tastes as good as it looks the what a winner!
Stephanie @cookinfanatic says
This is so intriguing and sounds really good! I love using different kinds of unexpected flavors like lavendar, I’ve had lavendar ice cream before and it was lovely. I actually have some in my cupboard too, maybe I’ll have to give this a try!