Honey. Lavender. Lemonade. Sure, maybe it sounds like something a grandma would serve on the porch or a fancy restaurant might have on the menu, but this is no ordinary drink.
Instead, honey lavender lemonade is one of my favorite ways to just this wonderful herb.
It's been fun to learn how lavender is grown and it's inspired me to use it more as an ingredient. This lemonade really lets lavender shine and will change people's minds who think this beautiful herb is only for bath products.
if you're more of a fan of strawberries, check out my strawberry lemonade recipe. On team lavender? Read on!
Why you'll love this easy lavender lemonade recipe
It's easy to follow and makes a delicious drink. Lavender has a flavor profile that is floral and paired with the punchy flavors of lemonade, it makes for a great way to enjoy what's left of the summertime season.
This lemonade comes together with a short list of ingredients. You can also add optional extras such as lemon slices and lavender sprigs for a pretty presentation.
- Lemonade: Store-bought lemonade is a shortcut way to getting the same flavor! Just follow the recipe above but use 1 part store-bought lemonade to 2 parts water.
- Fresh lemon juice: You can use either fresh or bottled lemon juice for this recipe - I recommend freshly squeezed lemons for the best flavor
- Lavender simple syrup: This is great to make ahead of time. Make sure to use culinary lavender if you are using dried flower buds!
How to Make Lavender Lemonade with Honey
Make your Honey Lavender Simple Syrup
The basis for this recipe is this Honey Lavender Simple Syrup. You can make the lavender simple syrup and keep it in a glass bottle or jar in your fridge for future lavender lemonade.
To make the syrup, combine ½ cup sugar ½ cup honey, and 1 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds. This allows the flavor of the lavender blossoms to infuse into the syrup.
Let steep for 30 minutes then strain out the lavender buds. The syrup can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
Lavender syrup will keep refrigerated for up to two weeks. You can also make this with lavender honey that's already infused with culinary lavender petals!
Making the lemonade
In a pitcher, combine the lavender syrup, lemon juice, and water. Feel free to add more honey syrup to taste. If you are missing purple hue to your lemonade, feel free to add a drop of food coloring to make more vivid, but I say it's great as is.
Garnish with lemon slices and lavender blossoms.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Serve over ice and enjoy!
- Lavender Simple Syrup: Make your syrup in advance before the party. This will save you time when you're ready to make the drinks.
- If you want a more intense lavender flavor, add 3 tablespoons of dried lavender buds to the mixture. If you want a less intense flavor, add 2 tablespoons.
- For a tart lemonade: add ¼ cup of lemon juice. Tart and refreshing, this lavender lemonade recipe is perfect for summertime sipping! Made with just a few simple ingredients, it comes together in no time at all.
- For a sweeter lemonade, add ¼ cup of honey: If you want to make a sweeter lemonade, add ¼ cup of honey.
- For more of a floral flavor: add 1 tablespoon of lavender syrup.
- For more of a citrus flavor: add 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
- Make it a half and half lemonade and iced tea: Cut your lemonade by half and add in green ice tea! Check out how I made this foraged mulberry leaf iced tea!
- Sparkling lavender lemonade: add 1-2 cups of sparkling water to the pitcher before serving.
More ways to use lavender
- Lavender Tea: This is a very simple recipe that only requires lavender, water, and honey (optional).
- Lavender Latte: This recipe is a bit more involved than the tea, but still relatively easy. It requires lavender, milk, coffee, honey, and vanilla extract.
- Lavender Gin Cocktail: This recipe is slightly more difficult than the latte, but still doable. It requires lavender, gin, lemon juice, honey, and sparkling water.
- Herbes de Provence Seasoning: This recipe is the most difficult of the bunch, but it's worth it. It requires lavender, thyme, rosemary, sage, marjoram, and pepper.
- Lavender mint lemonade:
Lavender has a distinct taste. The deep floral flavors can range from light to intense.
Yes! you can add vodka to your fresh lavender lemonade, but it tastes great on its own as well.
Simple syrup is a sugar syrup made with equal parts water and honey or agave.
Easy Honey Lavender Lemonade
This Lavender-Infused Lemonade is a refreshing spin on your classic lemonade recipe. You can control the strength of the lavender simple syrup when it's infused in the water.
This recipe is a great way to enjoy a hot spring and summer day.!
- ¼ cup of honey
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ tablespoon of lavender
- ½ cup of hot water
- juice of 2-3 lemons (around 1 cup)
- 1 quart of cold water
- ½ of lemon sliced in wheels (garnish)
- 1 lavender sprig per glass (garnish, optional)
To make the best-tasting lavender lemonade,
- Start by adding ¼ cup of lemon juice to your pitcher or glass.
- Then, add 1-2 tablespoons of honey lavender syrup (Make your own here) ) and stir well.
- Finally, top off your drink with cold water and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 39gProtein: 2g
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