Place the lavender buds and the lemon peel into a large jar (greater than 16 ounces). Add the vodka. Secure the lid and give the jar a swirl to mix the ingredients together.
Place in a cool location for 3-5 days. Shake the ingredients daily. After 3 days, taste the vodka. Once the infusion is to your liking, strain into a clean container. Store in a cool and dry place, out of direct sunlight. It will keep indefinitely.
Lavender Vodka Collins
Add the vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice to a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, then top with club soda. Stir gently.
Garnish with a lemon slice and a lavender sprig, if desired.
How to strain: Place a strainer or cheese cloth over a wide mouthed jar or bottle. Carefully pour the infused vodka into the strainer. Discard the lavender and lemon and store the infused vodka in an airtight container.For large batches, place all of the ingredients except for the club soda into a pitcher. When serving, portion into individual glasses filled with ice and top with club soda.