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Cocktail of the Week: Lavender Gin Julep

Lavender, gin — what more do you need? Shake up your happy hour with this week's cocktail, the Lavender Gin Julep.


  • 2 oz. Gin
  • 0.5 oz. Lavender Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • Garnish: More Mint and Lavender


  1. Slap mint leaves and place them in the Julep cup.
  2. Add lime juice and lavender simple syrup and begin to muddle the ingredients in the cup.
  3. Add some crushed ice and gin.
  4. Give the mixture a good stir.
  5. Top the julep cup with more crushed ice until full.
  6. Garnish with mint and lavender.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.