News Sweeten Your Long Weekend with a Sparkling Grapefruit Lavenderita Cocktail By Katie Donbavand Katie Donbavand Instagram Twitter Katie Donbavand is an experienced, versatile editor and writer who has been creating content for digital audiences since 2007. As InStyle's BTS Editor, she speaks fluent ARMY and serves as their in-house Bangtan Sonyeondan (방탄소년단) expert covering fashion, new drops, and all else. She's also a Contributing Fashion Editor for PopSugar and has written for Sports Illustrated, the Chicago Tribune, and more. Additionally, she is an Audience Development Strategist and has worked with the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Weddings, Barron's, MarketWatch, Daily Paws, and HelloGiggles. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on August 30, 2014 @ 09:19AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy Need something pretty to sip this long weekend? Best friends and cocktail connoisseurs Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark created the perfect end of summer drink for your Labor Day party. The duo, who famously created the McNuggetini and now host Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia, combined lavender infused tequila, fresh lime juice, and sparkling grapefruit soda to create a fancy fizzy cocktail that is totally Instagram-worthy (#nofilter needed!). The Grapefruit Lavenderita Makes: One cocktail Pairs Well With: Best friends, sunshine, and ice cream sandwiches Ingredients: 2 oz. lavender infused tequila (see recipe below)½ Campari¾ fresh squeezed lime juice6 oz. Izze Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail Directions:Add infused tequila, Campari, and lime juice to a tall glass filled with ice and stir. Pour Izze Sparkling Grapefruit over and stir. Garnish with a fresh lavender blossom. Infused Tequila Directions:To infuse tequila, add one tablespoon dried lavender flowers to 8 ounces of tequila and let sit for 1 hour. Strain and store tequila in a sealed jar or bottle. Need more summer sips? Check out our round-up of 19 yummy cocktails.