Lightning Lavender Margarita has the perfect ratio of sweet to sour with a hint of lavender flavor. The lightning comes from the American whiskey combined with the tequila.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Can you believe #BrunchWeek is here again? I cannot believe it’s been a year since the last one. And I feel like it snuck on us even though planning has been in the works for a while now. Sponsors to contact and pitch to, participants to select, and recipes to draft. For me, I think planning for this event is almost all year long.
There’s a great selection of bloggers and recipes this year. Of course, I say that every year because it’s true every year! This year will not disappoint. They’re always bigger and better than the year before. I became hooked after my first year. The sponsors, working with Terri, and putting my HTML skills to good use is always fun times for me!
And it’s the 7th year!! I haven’t participated in every year, but I have in the last 4 years. And quickly rose to co-host. I do the back-end work of coding, tracking, and updating code. I make sure all the elements are in each post, every blogger meets the requirements for a sponsored post, and find missing social shares.
All this makes for better pitches next year. While I’m not on the front end chatting with brands, I’m on the back end compiling the information to send to them. And checking to make sure it’s accurate and all the links open properly.
I know. Y’all want to find out about this cocktail and not my reminiscing about Brunch Week participation.
This is the year I’m stepping up my cocktail game for A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. I’ve shared one from a local distillery. That was fun! I learned all about their processes and different liquors. And, of course, I got to taste all the different strengths of their rye, whiskey, and bourbon. Just as an FYI, I liked their cask strength rye; the 124 proof.
So, I’ve had a bottle of their American Whiskey just sitting around. I’ve been sipping on it from time to time, but really wanted to make a cocktail with it. It just has that blend-able characteristic that almost requires you mix it up with something.
When I found out we were getting Torani syrups again this year, I knew I had my chance to make a delicious cocktail perfect for brunch. The selection of flavors this year were bright and perfect for spring! I chose lavender and peach. Because, I cannot say no to anything peach. And because I knew the delicate lavender flavor would pair well with the American Whiskey.
Now, the American Whiskey is almost like a moonshine style whiskey. So it’s got a punch. The lavender syrup is sweet and light and refreshing. But I needed something to meld the two together. Something that would complement the sweet and tone down the kick. Something citrus. Why not a margarita??
A lavender margarita!!
So where does the lightning come from? Because the American Whiskey was initially called Virginia Moon White Whiskey. Because it’s a white whiskey that pays homage to the Blue Ridge tradition of distilling. That’s what most would consider moonshine, which is also called white lightning.
Yes, it’s a bit of a stretch, but I’m sure most can get there without me really explaining it. I just thought I’d go ahead and explain just for your convenience.
My taste buds paid off! The lime juice brightens the lavender syrup. The fresh lime juice complements the kick of the tequila and the American whiskey. This Lightning Lavender Margarita is one delicious and super simple cocktail!!
I can never understand why some order margaritas out at a restaurant. You’re charged an INSANE amount for something you can toss together at home. If you can juice a lime and shake it together with some syrup and tequila then you can make margaritas.
Even rimming the glasses in salt is easy, too. Not to mention they’re MUCH better homemade. At a restaurant they’re RARELY made with fresh lime juice. It’s typically some type of super syrupy and artificial tasting mix.
At home, it’s lime juice, simple syrup, and tequila. Or in this case, lime juice, lavender syrup, American whiskey, and tequila. And not to worry if you don’t have KO Distilling American Whiskey handy. You can use a moonshine or just use all tequila. It will still taste amazing.
This year we also have Sweets & Treats as a sponsor. Their sprinkles, decorations, and paper products are super cute! When I picked the lavender syrup, I had to find purple sprinkles to go with it! I knew I was going to make a cocktail and/or macaron. Or both in this case.
The purple sugar is the perfect color and adds to the sweet tart flavor of this margarita. I know. It’s typically salt. And you can do salt. But, I really liked the sugar!! It was a surprise. Well, not for me, but you know what I mean. The sugar made this drink even more addictive.
And I’m not ashamed to admit I drank them both!
And contemplated making a couple more! This lightning lavender margarita will be your new fave rita. Shake them up for brunch, when friends are over, or just because they’re easy and delicious.
Just look at that color! Who wouldn’t love to dive into this after not only seeing them, but finding out they’re lavender? I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen ANY lavender margaritas on a menu at a restaurant. Have you?
And just look at those gorgeous glasses! They’re just stunning. All the JoyJolt glassware is stunning. They’re nice and sturdy. They fit in your hand perfectly. These glasses have a geometric design on the bottom I just fell in love with.
I think I’ll just leave that right there for you to contemplate. And then you can head over the Torani and Sweets & Treats to get the ingredients to make these lightning lavender margaritas at home for Mother’s Day or your next brunch party. OR take the ingredients to a brunch party. Either way, they’ll go fast to buy a double batch of everything.
Get a head start for the giveaway below and follow Torani on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Feel free to do the same for Sweets & Treats. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Finally, check out these and other gorgeous glasses from JoyJolt. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
- 1 ounce white whiskey
- 1 ounce tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces Torani lavender syrup
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled; about 30 to 60 seconds.
- Fill an old fashioned glass (or margarita glass) with ice.
- Using a strainer, pour over ice into the old fashioned (or margarita) glass and serve.
This recipe is intended for individuals ages 21 & up. Please drink responsibly.
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