Lavender Lemonade Recipe

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This lavender lemonade recipe is a refreshingly cool drink on a hot summer day.

Who doesn’t want a cold sip of fresh lemonade on a hot day? But this one has a hidden agenda. It relaxes you too. It’s a fun twist on an old classic, and it’s totally delicious.

A glass of Lavender Lemonade garnished with fresh lavender.

What Is Lavender Lemonade Good For?

  1. Relaxation and stress relief – Lavender is known for its relaxation and calming effects. While most people use lavender essential oil, consuming lavender can have similar effects.
  2. Improved sleep – Lavender has been used to help with sleep problems.
  3. Digestive aid – Lemon has been shown to possibly support healthy digestion, and lavender has been used to help stomach and digestive discomfort. It’s a great combo for some tummy troubles.
  4. Headache relief – Some people find that lavender can help ease headaches.
  5. Antioxidant properties – Both lavender and lemon have lots of antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Disclaimer

Please note that if you have any health concerns or are taking any medications, it’s best to talk to your doctor before using this for any related health benefits. Nothing here should be misconstrued as medical advice.

An overhead view of a glass jug with ice and lavender lemonade in it as well as a wooden spoon for stirring.

Garnish Ideas

If you are making this for special occasions, such as baby showers or bridal showers, you can garnish this with one or two of the following to make them look pretty.

  • Lemon slices or wedges
  • Lavender sprigs
  • Strawberries

Recipe Tips

  1. If this mixture is too strong, add water until it reaches a strength you like. I like mine strong, and this recipe definitely reflects that.
  2. To make it sparkly, use sparkling water instead of still water.
An up close view of a glass filled with ice and Lavender Lemonade.

What Is Lavender Lemonade Made Of?

Water – Use good quality, filtered water. Tap water will often taste like chlorine, which is not a desired flavor here.

Culinary lavender flowers – These are simply lavender buds that can be found in the spice aisle at the grocery store. Many health food stores also carry them. Make sure you get the kind that is for culinary use. Some are not.

Honey – Any type you like. You can also use any sweeteners you like. The measurement given is a starting point. Adjust the amount to your tastes.

Lemon juice – Fresh lemon juice tastes best, but bottled will work as long as there is no added sugar in the juice.

How To Make Lavender Lemonade?

Recipe ingredients gathered on a cutting board.

Gather and measure all your ingredients.

Lavender flowers in water in a pot on a stove.
Lavender flowers steeping in hot water in a pot with a lid on.
Steeped lavender water in a pot.

Put half your water into a pot along with the lavender and bring to a boil. Once it boils, turn the heat off and allow it to steep for about 20 minutes (preferably with a lid on the pot).

Strained lavender flowers in a strainer.

Strain your lavender water into a pitcher using a fine mesh strainer. (Discard the lavender flowers).

Adding honey to hot lavender water in a glass jug.

Add the honey and stir well to dissolve the honey in the water.

Stirring honey in hot water to dissolve it.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine everything.

Just made Lavender Lemonade served in a cup over ice and garnished with fresh lavender.

Serve over ice and enjoy.

Storage

Keep this in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days.

Freezing

If you want to make popsicles, that’s the best way to freeze these.

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A glass of Lavender Lemonade garnished with fresh lavender.

Lavender Lemonade

Delicious lemonade that cools you down as it calms you down.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 cups approximately
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. lavender flowers (2 tbsp. for strong flavor)
  • ¾ cup honey
  • cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)

Instructions

  • Collect and measure all your ingredients.
    Lavender Lemonade Recipe ingredients gathered on a cutting board.
  • Put half your water into a pot along with the lavender and bring to a boil.
    Lavender flowers in water in a pot on a stove.
  • Once it boils, turn the heat off and allow it to steep for about 20 minutes (preferably with a lid on the pot).
    Lavender flowers steeping in hot water in a pot with a lid on.
  • Strain your lavender water into a pitcher. (Discard the lavender flowers)
    Strained lavender flowers in a strainer.
  • Add the honey and stir well to dissolve the honey in the water.
    Adding honey to hot lavender water in a glass jug.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine everything.
    Stirring honey in hot water to dissolve it.
  • Serve over ice and enjoy.
    Just made Lavender Lemonade served in a cup over ice and garnished with fresh lavender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.004g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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5 Comments

  1. mel reidy says:

    Love your website. What can you tell me about agave nectar? Is it a clean eating food our something I should be using sparingly? I am a clean eating fanatic and work out enthusiast. Your info. is really helpful. Thanks so much.

    Maryellen Reidy (mel)
    Needham, MA

    1. Hi Mel,

      The jury is still out on agave. While it’s natural and low on the glycemic index, there is some question about the processing it undergoes. I have feelers out to several sources, but have not heard back. I will make a more concerted effort once my finals are over.

      Wish I had more info for you. Sorry. For now, use it sparingly.

  2. graciouspantry says:

    Jennifer – It’s wonderful stuff! Just keep in mind that I made this strong. I prefer it that way. So don’t be surprised if you need to water it down some.

  3. wakeboardsam says:

    Where can I get lavender flowers? If I can’t find the flowers can i use some kind of extract or oil? I’ve never cooked with anything like them before. Thanks!

    1. Wakeboardsam – Usually, any store that has a good selection of spices will have them. I bought mine at Whole Foods. You can also order them from amazon.

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