Hella Bitter makes fantastic small batch bitters right here in Brooklyn, and they’re sharing some of their favorite summer cocktails – both old classics and new creations – all season long!

hella bitter lavender lemonade

BITTER LAVENDER LEMONADE

This sophisticated twist on a classic summer lemonade is a great mocktail for the whole family. And if you are making it for adults, feel free to add 1.5 oz of your favorite Gin or Vodka!

summer cocktails lavender lemonade recipe

LAVENDER SYRUP

    1 Cup Sugar
    1 Cup Water
    1 Tsp Dried Lavender

1. Bring water and sugar to a low simmer.
2. Add 1 Tsp dried lavender, either loose or in a tea-ball.
3. Simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.
3. Strain off any solids, and your syrup is ready! It will keep in a fridge for about 1 week.

BITTER LAVENDER LEMONADE

    4 oz Soda
    1 oz Lavender Syrup (See above)
    1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
    1.5 oz Gin or Vodka (OPTIONAL)
    2 Dashes Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters
    2 Dashes Hella Bitter Aromatic Bitters

1. Gently stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until very cold.
2. Strain over fresh ice and enjoy!

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elizabeth england

June 7, 2013

Lemonade’s my favorite summer drink — the lavender is a fun twist!

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