Here at “The Real,” it’s always happy hour, and our hosts Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley have been enjoying delicious lavender drinks, and think you should too.
The hosts tried a fantastic cocktail called The Lavender Unicorn, and just like every lovely unicorn, this drink is absolutely magical. It’s got a sweet taste that’s perfect for casual chilling with friends after a long work week, or sipping in front of the TV while you’re watching your favorite show.
This drink does have a few exotic ingredients that help create The Lavender Unicorn's signature purple color, but you can easily find them online, and the taste of this cocktail makes the wait to get them more than worth it.
As always, this recipe can be easily modified to accommodate a large group of people by multiplying the portions and putting the drink in a large pitcher with ice. Then, it’s just a matter of getting glasses ready for delicious pours.
You can also make this drink non-alcoholic by not including the vodka and adding slightly more club soda to the mix.
Check out the recipe below, and please send us pictures and/or video of your versions of The Lavender Unicorn by using #RealFriYay on Instagram. We might even share your photo on "The Real's" social media accounts!
• 7 oz club soda
• 2 oz vodka in a glass
• 1/4 oz lavender simple syrup liquor in glass
• ¾ oz simple syrup
• 2 droppers full of butterfly pea tea extract
• ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
• Purple orchid flower garnish