Summer is hot and your drinks should be cold. Make some lavender lemonade, splash some gin in, and call it a day. Some of us are ending our jobs this week (Emily) and some of us have been funemployed for a few weeks now (Olivia). In any case, purple lemonade is a fast, easy way to get drunk right now.
How to (serves 2):
First, make the lavender syrup: boil 1 cup of water and add 2 lavender stems of lavender. Let the mixture steep for 10 min. Mix in 1/2 cup of honey and stir in until completely dissolved. In a shaker, combine 2 oz of cooled lavender syrup, 1 1/2 oz of lemon juice, and 2 ounces of gin. Shake fiercely over a lot of ice and pour into two chilled glasses — top with soda water if you like!