This one is a true beauty and requires the best tequila you have in stock. The lavender syrup is key to making it stand out. Parts of the recipe may sound a little more difficult, but trust me…

a beautiful margarita cocktail with lavender garnish

a beautiful margarita cocktail with lavender garnish

The “Trophy” Margarita is a herbal twist on the original. While the drink was designed for Oscar viewing parties, it is delightful for far too many occasions to count and is a perfect way to impress guests with something that’s unexpected.


The lavender syrup replaces triple sec in the original Margarita. The syrup takes actually takes longer to cool than it does to make and if you are a lavender-lover like me, you will find that it is essential in your bar.

A last note on the presentation of the drink… To create candied lavender for the garnish, simply use this candied flowers technique with sprigs of lavender. As an alternative (because perfect lavender blooms are not always available), you could rim your glass with this easy lavender sugar.

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass (with a sugar rim, if desired).
  4. Garnish with candied lavender.