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Lavender is one of my favorite herbs. It smells so good, tastes yummy, and has a positive impact on your body! I love to pick fresh lavender flowers and dry them out to use in recipes and teas.
Lemonade is one of my husband’s favorite drinks. One day I thought, why not combine the two and see how it turns out!? And I think it turned out pretty good.
Lavender lemonade is the perfect summertime drink to enjoy on a hot day down here in Georgia. Honestly, it’s one of those drinks that can be enjoyed all year round. It’s one of our favorites.Classic lemonade is one of my husband’s favorite drinks.
One day I thought, why not combine the two and see how it turns out!? And I think it turned out pretty well.
Lavender lemonade is the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot summer day down here in Georgia. Honestly, it’s one of those drinks that can be enjoyed all year round. It’s one of our favorites.
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It’s also a perfect refreshment for many types of events like, a bridal shower, baby showers, and birthday parties.
When I do not have any dried lavender of my own I love to use the Feel Good organic dried lavender. It’s perfect for making teas, lemonade and using in baked goods.
- 3 TBSP Dried Lavender
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Cups Fresh Lemon Juice (10-12 large lemons)
- 6 Cups of water (divided)
- Food coloring (optional)
The lavender lemonade does not naturally have the beautiful purple color you might think of when you hear the name lavender lemonade. The color of this lemonade comes out more opaque yellow than purple. I usually leave it this color unless I have guests coming over or am making it for an event. In that case, I will add some food coloring to make it more of a purple-grey color.
Steep the lavender in a small pot/medium saucepan on low to medium heat. You can steep the lavender anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. I usually do about 2 hours because it gives it a stronger lavender flavor which my husband and I love. Steep it based on your flavor preference!
While the lavender is steeping, cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice. I like to squeeze the lemons over a strainer to keep any seeds and pulp from falling into the juice. I am definitely not a pulp girl, and the seeds can be slimy and difficult to get out of the juice if they fall in. This is just my preference, but I highly recommend doing this for convenience!
Once the lavender is done steeping, I like to scoop out the lavender buds and put them in a small strainer. Then, I press the lavender buds to get every little bit of lavender flavor out. Add the cup of sugar, remaining water, lemon juice, and lavender water to a large pitcher. The hot water from the lavender will melt the sugar. Stir until all the ingredients are mixed.
This homemade lavender lemonade recipe is so yummy! It will definitely be the next hit in your house. It’s perfect for hot days by the pool or enjoying time sitting on the porch reading a book (my favorite). Make sure to grab your printable recipe card below.
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Once I have finished making the lavender lemonade, I let it chill in the refrigerator and serve it cold. The best way to serve it is in a tall glass with lemon slices on the edge.
You can even add a sprig of fresh lavender to make it look pretty.
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Enjoy the warmer weather of summer with this easy and refreshing glass of lemonade!
Did you have a successful attempt at making lavender lemonade? I would love to see pictures of your pitcher of lavender lemonade!
Until next time,