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glasses layered with lemonade, sorbet, and empress gin

Lavender Lemonade Gin Floats

Cool off with a cocktail! Gin and lemon are a naturally refreshing pair and teamed up with sweet lavender syrup and cool lemon sorbet, these lavender lemonade gin floats are too easy to enjoy!
Course Gin Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword gin cocktails, ice cream floats, summer drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 drinks
Calories 433kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 9 ounces Empress 1908 Gin
  • 2 pints lemon sorbet


  • Make the syrup. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once the liquid simmers, remove from the heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Strain and set aside to cool.
  • Make the lavender lemonade. In a pitcher, combine the lemon juice, lavender syrup, and 2 cups cold water.
  • Assemble the gin floats. In a collins glass, add 2 to 3 scoops of lemon sorbet. Fill the glass ¾ of the way with lavender lemonade and top with 1 ½ ounces Empress 1908 Gin. Garnish with fresh lavender sprig or lemon twist. Serve immediately with a straw and/or spoon!


  • For a lighter, less tart lemonade add one extra cup (3 total) of cold water when making the lavender lemonade.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg