A crisp combination of lavender, coconut water, and vodka make for a seriously refreshing summer cocktail.

Following the success of The Ginger Rogers, a grapefruit and ginger cocktail I made named after the iconic dancer, I decided to start a little series of naming cocktails after famous classical women.

This cocktail, the Violet Eyes, is named after the one and only Elizabeth Taylor, who reportedly had violet pupils. Or at least that’s what pop culture tells me. 

A crisp combination of lavender, coconut water, and vodka make for a seriously refreshing summer cocktail.

I was so pleased with how this cocktail turned out. I’ve partnered with my lovely friends at Absolut on this post, and am a huge fan of their newest vodka: Absolut Elyx. It’s a premium vodka distilled in copper barrels, creating a crisp, smooth taste.

It paired perfectly with the floral and tropical flavors of lavender and coconut water. And I absolutely loved having coconut water in my cocktail. It felt so light and refreshing; perfect for long summer nights.

A crisp combination of lavender, coconut water, and vodka make for a seriously refreshing summer cocktail.

And for those of you saying “wait, egg white in a cocktail?!”, well, yes. It’s absolutely amazing, creating a thick, frothy texture that makes it seem richer than it is.

Plus, the acidity from the lemon neutralizes any potential bacteria from the egg white, so it’s totally safe to drink. In fact, all whiskey sours use egg whites to give them that lovely froth.

A crisp combination of lavender, coconut water, and vodka make for a seriously refreshing summer cocktail.A crisp combination of lavender, coconut water, and vodka make for a seriously refreshing summer cocktail.A crisp combination of lavender, coconut water, and vodka make for a seriously refreshing summer cocktail.

The recipe below serves one, but it can be easily scaled up to make a full round of cocktails. Cheers!

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Violet Eyes {Lavender Coconut Sour}
 
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Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
for the lavender simple syrup
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
for the rest!
  • ½ oz lavender simple syrup
  • 1½ oz Absolut Elyx
  • 1 oz coconut water
  • ½ egg white
  • ½ oz lemon juice
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, water, and lavender. Allow to come to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before draining through a sieve to remove lavender buds.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in ½ oz of the simple syrup, along with Absolut Elyx, coconut water, egg white, and lemon juice. Shake until frothy, then pour into a coupe glass. Top with edible flowers or more dried lavender.

This post is sponsored by Absolut Elyx. All text and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Broma possible!

19 comments

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The Mimosas and beelines may just have to take a back seat to this one! Love the metallic on the bottle mixed with the violet colors. -Laurel

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ugh…spell check…Bellinis not beelines!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Let’s make a beeline to the bellinis! 🙂

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Love this Sarah! I’m not very creative with cocktails and tend to always have white wine in the summer. But if you keep the celeb cocktails coming, you’ll get me out of my pinot funk, and keep the cool drinks flowing all summer long. Cheers!

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I love how delicate and pretty this drink looks! I love egg white drinks and I didn’t know that lemon juice is what makes it safe to drink.

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Beautiful, artistic photograph! Love the violets.
The bottle of Absolute is a focal point as well.

Reminds me of some of the whiskey ( pisco?) sours we had in Peru ??

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Sarah, this is a beautiful drink! I’m all over hugs after visiting northern Italy last week. However, I don’t think the egg white safety issue is accurate. Acid may kill some bacteria but no guarantee that all will be killed in the time it takes to mix a cocktail. The best way to destroy pathogens in egg whites is heat, So would recommend a pasteurized egg white. You can find them in grocery stores near the eggs, or sometimes a dried version in the baking aisle. The risk of food borne illness is low, but better safe sipping than sorry!

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This is stunning! love love love the colours of the drink and the flowers!

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SO gorgeous Sarah! How have I not seen this vodka?? THe bottle is stunning!

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So creative, love the flavors. Perfect for summer!

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this is the most beautiful cocktail ever! Making this!

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So pretty Sarah! Sounds delish too!

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LOVING the lavender simple syrup!!! SO unique!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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And so easy!

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This sounds divine!! I adore coconut water in cocktails I find it brings a clean freshness that you don’t get any other way. I’ve even taken to drinking vodka lime and coconut water instead of soda, I don’t even miss the bubbles!

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I was skeptical of eggwhite in cocktails until I tried it. LOVE that foamy top! this is such a lovely combo with the lavender and coconut!

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Love this fun cocktail. Edible flowers are so fun to work with!

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What a beautiful cocktail!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you!!

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