Lovely Lavender Lemonade

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Wondering why the heck we are called Sweetest Lemonade and have yet to create a lemonade recipe?? We’ve been waiting for the right one. The perfect one. Lovely Lavender Lemonade is just what we’ve been longing for. Now you can enjoy it too. 🍹🍋

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Today, let’s actually make lemonade. We’ve been dreaming up this idea for a long time. Given our name we can’t simply create a plain lemonade, it needs to sparkle and shine.

Lovely Lavender Lemonade is just that. Beautiful, sweet and refreshing. Have you ever tasted lavender? Most people know it only as a flower. It is so much more! Lavender is also known for relaxing people, reducing anxiety and relieving pain. Its flavor is powerful, so one drop of lavender oil will suffice for most recipes. Lavender buds are also a fun way to flavor foods. Believe it or not, but I hold firm that lavender tastes purple. That’s right. Purple. It just does! Not sweet yet not bitter. Slightly “herbally”, but not earthy.

Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

Check out our Lavender Vanilla Cupcakes for another great lavender recipe.

Lovely Lavender Lemonade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 1/2 cups or one large pitcher lemonade

Serving Size: 1 8 oz. glass

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 drop lavender oil or 1/2 tsp lavender buds
  • Lots of ice
  • 10 drops purple dye *Opional

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, combine the water, lemon juice and sugar.
  2. Stir in the honey and lavender.
  3. Do not add the ice until the honey is mixed in completely, or it will harden in clumps next to the ice. The longer you let the lavender lemonade sit, the stronger the flavor.
  4. Serve up and enjoy!
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4 comments on “Lovely Lavender Lemonade

  1. Oh shucks, I was hoping to see if you used the lavender flowers (dried) for the color and flavor. Is it just yellow if you leave out the dye?

    • Yes Laurel, it is yellow. I even let it sit for a couple hours and it turned a cloudy gray color, but not what I’d call purple. You might try heating the lemonade over the stovetop with the lavender buds, then letting it cool. That may bring out the color more, but I haven’t tried that yet.

  2. Sounds so yummy! It is beautiful as well! We sold a lavender late at my coffee shop. It wasn’t popular at first but after getting people to try it they loved it! They thought it would taste like soap.

    • I agree. Lavender is like a secret flavor not everyone tries because they associate it with other products.

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