Oh, what a fun drink this is! We are deep in the middle of our Moscow Mule series and changing it up with some interesting flavors, Limoncello and lavender. One of the really neat things about these flavors is that you can make the individual components to go along with it! Limoncello and lavender go excellently together and when combined in this classic cocktail, really makes for a great drink! Take a chance on this Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule and make one tonight. Go straight to the recipe.
Lavender Infused Vodka
While talking about different recipes we might make for this series, my wife mentioned that she had some homemade lavender extract in the fridge. Ashley also has been known to blog on occasion and I finally get to link to one of her posts. If you want to make the lavender extract, click here to get the recipe.
The extract we are using is the DIY version and really is just a lavender infused vodka. You may need to change your recipe depending on the formula of the lavender extract you are using. So, our recipe includes vodka and lavender. I suspect the extract you may buy at your local store may not be the same, but look at the ingredients. You are going to have to use your best judgment to get the appropriate levels of taste and alcohol. I am relying on the extract to add to the taste and ABV of the cocktail.
Interestingly enough, we also have some homemade limoncello brewing, as well. Unfortunately, it is not ready to be used in our Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule as it was not started with this series in mind. We just wanted some limoncello. Fear not, faithful reader, as your local adult beverage store should have plenty of options for really great limoncello. Incidentally, limoncello also has vodka as the base alcohol. Sugar, water, and lemons are added and then aged to make the spirit.
Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule Recipe
Really, the cocktail is very similar to the original Mule. We are removing the vodka and then adding the flavors we want, which happen to have a base spirit of vodka along with the flavors we love. So, enjoy this new take on the classic Moscow Mule.
Lemon and lavender come together in this flavor combination to make an excellent Moscow Mule. The Limoncello and Lavender Moscow Mule really is a great cocktail and an interesting take on the classic Mule cocktail.
- 1 copper mug
- Ice cubes
- 1.5 ounces limoncello
- 1 ounce homemade lavender extract (see notes)
- Ginger beer
- 1 lemon slice, for garnish
- Fill copper mug with ice cubes
- Add limoncello and lavender extract
- Fill mug with ginger beer
- Garnish with lemon slice and serve
We are using the homemade lavender extract linked to here that only has vodka and fresh lavender. What you use may impact the drink and you may need to adjust accordingly.