Lemon-Lavender Mimosa

A special celebration deserves a special drink for raising a toast! This fizzy and refreshing cocktail is alive with the freshness of lemon and the floral notes of lavender. Everyone will love it, but, we must admit, we had the ladies in mind when we created it. Who will you raise your glass to?

Prep Time
20 minutes
25 minutes chilling time (or longer)
Cook Time
3 minutes
Seven champagne flutes of mimosa on a serving tray held by two hands
9 servings
For the lemon-lavender-ade:
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water, divided
  • 1 cup (217 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp (4 g) dried lavender (culinary grade)
  • 2 cups (500 ml) lemon juice, preferably freshly squeezed
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling wine (such as champagne, prosecco, or cava), dry or medium
Garnishes (optional):
  • Fresh lavender sprigs
  • Lemon slices
For the lemon-lavender-ade:

Step 1

Step 2

Turn off heat, cover, and allow lavender to steep and syrup to cool; 20 minutes.

Step 3

Strain syrup; discard lavender. Place strained syrup in the fridge to chill completely; at least 25 minutes.

Step 4

In a pitcher combine chilled, freshly squeezed lemon juice, with the lavender simple syrup. Stir to thoroughly combine. Stir in the remaining 1 cup (250 ml) of cold, filtered water. Place in the fridge until cocktails are ready to be made.

To assemble:

Step 1

Fill each glass with about ⅓ cup (83 ml) of sparkling wine. Top with ⅓ cup (83 ml) of the chilled lemon-lavender-ade.

Step 2

Garnish with a sprig of fresh lavender or a lemon slice. Serve immediately.

A tall glass of Lemon Lavender Mimosa garnished with fresh lavender sprigs with greenery and flowers in the background