The keto lavender martini is a delightful twist on the classic martini, infused with the soothing and fragrant flavors of lavender. This low-carb version of the cocktail is perfect for those following a ketogenic diet or looking to reduce their sugar intake.
Lavender is our current favorite "tweak" to cocktails and I'm more amazed by the Chief Taster's love for a lavender mimosa. Who would have thought the light floral elements would be the winner for brunch in our our house! So when I make a batch of lavender syrup I now have him looking at me with hope in his eyes when I mention a Sunday brunch menu!
The key ingredient in this recipe is the lavender-infused simple syrup, which is made using the keto-friendly sweetener allulose, although you could use other sweeteners such as monk fruit, erythritol or Swerve. Culinary lavender buds are added to the syrup to infuse it with their unique floral and herbaceous aroma. The result is a subtly sweet and aromatic syrup that pairs beautifully with the clean and crisp flavors of vodka and fresh lemon juice.
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Just 3 ingredients make this uplifting martini. It does help if you already have our sugar free lavender syrup to hand though! That does not take long to make either.
Remember to use food-grade lavender buds or lavender essential oil that is safe for consumption. And as with any alcoholic beverage, it's important to drink responsibly and in moderation.
How to make Lavender Martini
To make the keto lavender martini, you'll need to combine the vodka, lavender-infused simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it all together to chill the mixture and infuse the flavors. Then, strain the cocktail into a martini glass that has been rimmed with culinary lavender buds for an extra touch of elegance.
The end result is a visually stunning cocktail with a delicate lavender aroma and a refreshing citrus kick. It's a sophisticated and keto-friendly drink that can be enjoyed on special occasions or whenever you want to treat yourself to a little indulgence without straying from your low-carb lifestyle.
f you don't have culinary lavender buds, you can use lavender essential oil instead. However, make sure it is food-grade and safe for consumption. Start with a small amount, as lavender oil can be quite potent.
More low carb cocktails
Keep away from sugary mixtures and you can still enjoy a cocktail at the weekend. Here a few recipes you may want to try:
- 2 oz sugar free lavender syrup
- 2 oz lemon juice
- 4 oz vodka
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, lavender-infused simple syrup and lemon juice
- Fill the shaker with ice cubes, then securely fasten the lid. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture.
- Strain the cocktail into the prepared martini glass.
- Garnish with a fresh lavender sprig for an extra touch of aroma and visual appeal.
- Serve and enjoy your keto lavender martini immediately.
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