The Story Behind The The Lavender Margarita

The Lavender Margarita is a cocktail with all of the summer feels. The simple addition of lavender simple syrup -- sugar, water, and fresh lavender simmered until it turns a light purple -- brings in a subtle floral note while the bright and slightly sweet lemon keeps things loose. One garden flavor that will take you by surprise: green bell pepper. If green had a flavor, it would be bell pepper. If you've never thrown green bell pepper into your tequila cocktail, you've been missing out on a world of flavor.


  • 3 ounces blanco tequila - we used Don Julio
  • 2 ounces lavender simple syrup
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1/2 of a green bell pepper
  • Paprika to taste
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Rim glass with paprika and salt
  2. Combine all ingredients and muddle green bell pepper
  3. Add ice and shake vigorously
  4. Pour into rocks glass over ice
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel

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Updated: 2019-05-06

Lavender Margarita Recipe