Citrusy Cider, Scotch, and Lavender

The garnish may be optional, but adding fresh lavender and lemon to your glass will truly make this cocktail feel like it came straight from a pro. The taste is delightfully layered, but the ingredient list is short: It just takes four ingredients (plus the garnish) to make this apple cider cocktail come to life.

Citrusy Cider, Scotch, and Lavender cocktail recipe
Photo: Emma Darvick
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 2 ounces scotch

  • 4 ounces apple cider

  • optional garnishes: 1 sprig fresh lavender and a lemon wedge


  1. Combine main ingredients and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then pour into a Collins glass. Garnish with the lemon wedge and lavender.

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