Lavender Lemonade

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Elevate your lemonade game with a touch of lavender. This Lavender Lemonade is an easy, unique, and refreshing beverage that takes a classic drink to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s a sip of sunshine with a sweet floral twist!

lavender lemonade in glasses garnished with fresh lavender and a cocktail stirrer.

In this post, we’re making Lavender Lemonade. I previously shared a post on how to make lavender simple syrup and promised I’d be back with a few recipe ideas to use the syrup. I thought we could start off with something simple and approachable. This twist on lemonade was the perfect jumping-off point. 

To be honest, I never thought I would be a fan of lavender in a drink. However, in June I visited a lavender farm in France and I was surprised and captivated by how sweet the lavender smelled. I suppose I was more familiar with an overly floral-smelling lavender that I wouldn’t want to taste, but being surrounded by this natural scent totally changed my mind. 

lavender simple syrup set behind a lavender lemonade drink in a glass.

I’m happy to report that I’m officially a fan of this Lavender Lemonade. After trying a touch of lavender in this recipe, I’m even more excited to experiment with lavender in additional recipes. I think you’re going to enjoy this Lavender Lemonade too! 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Lemonade is a refreshing and cooling drink, making it perfect for hot summer days or any time you need a thirst-quenching beverage.
  • While classic lemonade is beloved, adding lavender introduces an exciting, unique, and sophisticated flavor to the lemonade, elevating it from a typical lemonade to a memorable and special drink.
  • The homemade lavender simple syrup allows you to control the sweetness of the lemonade, striking a perfect balance between the natural tartness of lemons and the floral sweetness of lavender.

Ingredients

You only need a handful of ingredients to stir up this Lavender Lemonade. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice provides the base flavor for the Lavender Lemonade. It offers a tangy and citrusy taste that balances the sweetness of the lavender simple syrup.
  • Water: Water is used to dilute the lemon juice, ensuring the lemonade is not overly sour and providing a hydrating base for the beverage.
  • Lavender Simple Syrup: Lavender simple syrup is made by infusing water with sugar and dried culinary lavender buds. (Be sure to check out my recipe for Lavender Syrup.) It adds a delicate floral aroma and a sweet flavor to the lemonade, elevating it from regular lemonade to lavender-infused goodness.
  • Ice Cubes: Ice cubes are added to the lemonade to chill the drink and make it more refreshing, especially on hot days.
  • Fresh Lavender Sprigs (for garnish): Fresh lavender sprigs are used as a decorative garnish for the Lavender Lemonade. The sprigs add a lovely visual touch and reinforce the lavender aroma.

Oh, and I can’t forget these adorable gold bee cocktail stirrers. Aren’t they bee-utiful? I’ve used them to decorate so many cocktail recipes (include this Bee’s Knees Cocktail and this Peach Raspberry Bellini.)

bottle of lavender simple syrup next to glasses of lavender lemonade.

How To Make

If you’ve ever made homemade lemonade before, you’ll know the process is pretty simple and straightforward and it is with this variation as well. I’ll walk you through the process below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. In a pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice and cold water.
  2. Start by adding about 1/2 cup of lavender simple syrup to the lemon water mixture. You can adjust the amount according to your preferred sweetness. If you like it sweeter, add more syrup.
pouring lavender simple syrup into a glass of lemonade.
  1. Stir the mixture well, ensuring the lavender simple syrup is evenly distributed.
  2. Taste the Lavender Lemonade and add more syrup if needed until you reach your desired sweetness and lavender flavor.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the Lavender Lemonade over the ice.
  4. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh lavender and / or a slice of lemon, if desired.

Refreshing, unique, and elegant, your Lavender Lemonade is ready to be sipped and enjoyed! 

Make it a Cocktail 

You can easily turn the Lavender Lemonade into a cocktail by adding a spirit of your choice. I recommend gin or vodka.

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Here’s how to do it: 

Mix 2 oz vodka (or gin), 1 oz lavender simple syrup, and 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass with ice. Top up with 4 oz cold water and stir. Garnish with fresh lavender and lemon slice. Enjoy!

It’s so easy and so delicious! 

two glasses of lavender lemonade garnished with a piece of fresh lavender.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make lavender simple syrup?

It’s so simple! If you can boil water, you can make lavender simple syrup. I wrote an entire post with detailed instructions, variations, etc. Be sure to check out my Lavender Simple Syrup recipe

Can I make Lavender Lemonade in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the Lavender Lemonade in advance. Mix the lemon juice, water, and lavender simple syrup and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add ice and garnishes just before serving to keep it fresh.

Are there any health benefits to Lavender Lemonade?

Lavender is known for its calming properties, but in this lemonade recipe, the concentration may not be enough for a significant therapeutic effect. However, the drink can offer a soothing and enjoyable experience.

close up of a bee cocktail stirrer in a glass of lavender lemonade.

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Now you’re ready to pour yourself some happiness with this Lavender Lemonade. I hope you enjoy it!  If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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Lavender Lemonade

Elevate your lemonade game with a touch of lavender. This Lavender Lemonade is an easy, unique, and refreshing beverage that takes a classic drink to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s a sip of sunshine with a sweet floral twist!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drink, lavender, lemonade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice about 4-6 lemons
  • 4 cups cold water
  • ½ cup lavender simple syrup adjust to taste
  • ice cubes
  • fresh lavender sprigs and lemon slices for garnish optional

Instructions

  • In a pitcher, combine the freshly squeezed lemon juice and cold water.
  • Start by adding about 1/2 cup of lavender simple syrup to the lemon water mixture. You can adjust the amount according to your preferred sweetness. If you like it sweeter, add more syrup.
  • Stir the mixture well, ensuring the lavender simple syrup is evenly distributed.
  • Taste the Lavender Lemonade and add more syrup if needed until you reach your desired sweetness and lavender flavor.
  • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the Lavender Lemonade over the ice.
  • Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh lavender and a slice of lemon, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg

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