How to make lavender lemonade
Sweet, fragrant and refreshing lavender lemonade will be your new favorite way to enjoy this classic spring and summer drink. Not only is it delicious, making your own from scratch is super simple and perfect for entertaining, or enjoying a soothing treat after tending to your garden.
It's no secret I love lavender, but combining my lavender honey simple syrup with lemon was a match made in heaven. This recipe yields a large pitcher of lemonade, perfect for sipping on through out the week, or when you're entertaining.
Ingredients in this recipe:
- Lavender honey simple syrup
Quantities in recipe card below!
What sweetener we used in this recipe:
Without a doubt - lemonade needs some sweetness ! We added a combination of lavender honey simple syrup with regular granulated sugar for a beautiful flavor infusion, however you can absolutely skip the granulated sugar altogether, especially if you prefer a more tart lemonade. You can taste and tweak to your desired sweetness.
The benefits of drinking lavender:
According to this recent study, drinking lavender can actually ease symptoms and feelings of stress and anxiety.
How to make honey lavender simple syrup for lemonade:
- Fresh or dried lavender - we use this brand
- Raw honey (any honey of choice will do) we love our flower infused honey
This 1:1 ratio is so simple, all it requires is 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar and ½ cup of fresh lavender. I also add ¼ cup of honey for it's beautiful ability to balance the floral flavor in this syrup. You will love it! Grab the full recipe here.
Plus, I recommend making an extra batch - it really makes a beautiful gift for spring time occasions.
Where to find lavender for lavender lemonade:
Sourcing dried lavender is simple! Simply buy some food grade lavender. I love this brand when I don't have any in my garden. If you're curious about the best edible flowers you can grow at home, read my post on the best edible flowers to grow in your garden.
If you don't want to make your own simple syrup, you can surely buy some. I like this brand because it isn't artificially purple colored like many others. And furthermore, if you don't want to make or buy simple syrup at all - simply add lavender infused honey.
Step by step how to make lavender lemonade:
Squeeze all of your lemons into a pitcher or large jar. Strain out any pulp or seeds.
Next, add in your sugar and lavender simple syrup.
Then, boil two of your eight cups of water. Add the hot water to your lemon and sugar mixture to allow your sugar to dissolve. Next, add in your remaining water. Test to make sure it's to your desired tartness or sweetness.
Enjoy over ice
More refreshing garden fresh lemonade recipes:
Loving lemon and lavender? You've come to the right place! Try one of these:
- Lavender bee's knees gin cocktail
- Lavender lemon shortbread cookie bars
- Lavender shortbread cookie with lemon curd
- 8 cups water
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons lavender honey simple syrup
- about 8 large lemons, squeezed
- Ice cubes
Squeeze all lemons into a large jar or pitcher. Strain to remove seeds.
Add sugar and lavender syrup to your lemon juice.
Bring two of the 8 cups of water to a boil. Pour into your lemon juice and sugar and lavender syrup.
Let sugar dissolve, stir and add remaining 6 cups of cold water.
Taste to make sure sweet or tartness is to your liking.
Chill; serve over ice.
Store covered in the refridgerator for up to one week.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 31gProtein 1g