Lavender Lemonade

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Looking for a floral twist on classic lemonade? This 4-ingredient caffeine-free lavender lemonade is calming, refreshing, and ready in minutes.

Lavender Lemonade in clear glass with sliced lemons.

Homemade Lavender Lemonade

Lavender is known for its calming, relaxing scent. It’s in many things, from perfumes to candles, but the flower can also add a unique aroma to food and drinks.

Food-safe, dried lavender is steeped in hot water to create a caffeine-free herbal tea, then it’s cooled down and combined with lemonade.

The drink is sweet, tart, and full of floral fragrance.

Soothing and refreshing, it’s the perfect beverage for summertime celebrations, bridal showers, and more.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Lavender lemonade is a refreshing cold drink made with dried lavender buds, lemonade, water, and ice.
  • The caffeine-free drink doesn’t require any additional sugar since the lemonade is already sweet.
  • This recipe makes 16 ounces (2 cups) but can easily be doubled to fill a full pitcher.

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Ingredient Notes

Lavender Lemonade ingredients measured out in bowls and cups.
  • Dried lavender
    Only use lavender that are food-safe. Never use lavender from a flower shop since those are treated with pesticides.
  • Lemonade
    Use your favorite store-bought lemonade.
  • Water
    Always use filtered water for the best tasting drink.
  • Ice
    Make ice with filtered water if possible.

Step-by-Step Instructions

4 Steps to make Lavender Lemonade.

For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to see the recipe.

  1. Put dried lavender and hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting.
  2. Cover and steep.
    After steep, strain lavender buds. Let cool.
  3. Pour lemonade into a cup with ice.
    Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced lemons.
  4. Add the cooled down lavender tea.

Recipe Notes

Always use food-grade lavender.

Only purchase dried lavender buds that are meant for eating and drinking to ensure that the flowers aren’t treated with pesticides.

Check to see that the lavender is food-grade or labeled as lavender tea.

Lavender tea can be made ahead of time.

You can steep the dried lavender in advance and store in the fridge for up to 4 days, then mix with the lemonade when ready to serve.

Use store-bought or homemade lemonade.

Homemade lemonade gives you more control over the sweetness level, but store-bought also works nicely in this recipe.

No lemonade? Try lemon simple syrup.

Instead of lemonade, you can add lemon simple syrup to a cup of lavender tea to sweeten and flavor the drink.

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Tea Sommelier’s Tips

  • A little lavender goes a long way so don’t add more than needed.
  • To decorate the cup with thinly sliced lemons, line them inside the cup first. Place the ice in next, followed by the lemonade.
  • Adding a syrup such as ginger or rosemary can give the drink even more flavor, but it’ll also increase the sugar levels.
  • Combine with matcha to make it a Matcha Lavender Lemonade.
  • There are many other drinks you can make with dried lavender, including Lavender Iced Tea, Lavender Bubble Tea, and Lavender Syrup.

Questions You May Have

What is lavender lemonade made of?

To make this lavender lemonade, you first steep an herbal tea from dried lavender, then combine it with lemonade.

Is lavender lemonade calming?

Lavender is known for promoting relaxation so the scent of this lemonade will likely have a calming effect as you drink it.

Does lavender make you sleepy?

Research has shown that lavender relaxes the body. Smelling and consuming lavender can improve your overall sleep.

Pouring lavender tea into a cup of lemonade.

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Lavender Lemonade

Author: Jee Choe
This 4-ingredient lavender lemonade is calming and refreshing and ready in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 minute
Steep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 2 teaspoons lavender buds
  • cup hot water
  • 1 cup ice
  • cup lemonade
  • 2 lemon slices (optional garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put dried lavender and ⅓ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 195°F.
  • Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain and let cool.
    The lavender can be steeped for longer without getting bitter.
  • Pour lemonade into a cup with ice. Add cooled down lavender tea.
    Optional: Garnish with thinly sliced lemon.

NOTES

  • Only use lavender that are food-safe. Never use lavender from a flower shop since those are treated with pesticides.
  • A little lavender goes a long way so don’t add more than needed.
  • You can steep the dried lavender in advance and store in the fridge for up to 4 days, then mix with the lemonade when ready to serve.
  • To decorate the cup with thinly sliced lemons, first line them inside the cup. Place the ice in next, followed by the lemonade.
  • There are many other drinks you can make with dried lavender, including Lavender Iced Tea, Lavender Bubble Tea, and Lavender Syrup.

NUTRITION

Calories: 80 | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 26mg | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 9mg

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