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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.
What Is Lavender Lemonade Good For?
- 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.
- Improved sleep – Lavender has been used to help with sleep problems.
- 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.
- Headache relief – Some people find that lavender can help ease headaches.
- Antioxidant properties – Both lavender and lemon have lots of antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
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.
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
- 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.
- To make it sparkly, use sparkling water instead of still water.
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?
Gather and measure all your ingredients.
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).
Strain your lavender water into a pitcher using a fine mesh strainer. (Discard the lavender flowers).
Add the honey and stir well to dissolve the honey in the water.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine everything.
Serve over ice and enjoy.
Keep this in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days.
If you want to make popsicles, that’s the best way to freeze these.
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Lavender Lemonade Recipe Card
- 5 cups water
- 1 tbsp. lavender flowers (2 tbsp. for strong flavor)
- ¾ cup honey
- 1¼ cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
- Collect and measure all your ingredients.
- 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).
- Strain your lavender water into a pitcher. (Discard the lavender flowers)
- Add the honey and stir well to dissolve the honey in the water.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine everything.
- Serve over ice and enjoy.