Yes lavender is edible. Although tequila, lime and lavender may seem like an odd combo the ingredients pair surprisingly well to make a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail. The key is in making the lavender simple syrup which is the main ingredient. Here is the recipe for lavender syrup from


Lavender Syrup


1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon dried lavender


Bring to a boil water, sugar and lavender, stirring occasionally. Once at a boil, bring to a simmer for for 2 minutes. Strain though a fine sieve and let cool. Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator if well-sealed.


Lavender Margarita 


2 ounces of silver tequila

the juice from half of a fresh lime

1 tablespoon of lavender syrup (buy some here if you don’t feel like making it)

dried lavender


lavender sprigs



Lightly wet the rim of a glass with lime and dip in plate of sugar and dried lavender. Fill the glass with ice and add lavender syrup, tequila, lime juice, and a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and sliced lime.