Homemade lemonade infused with lavender! Such a refreshing floral twist on lemonade, and so beautiful. My personal recipe found below is the ultimate party drink for baby showers, garden parties, wedding showers, Summertime barbecues and so much more. Using Porch Nook's Organic Culinary Lavender, you can whip up a batch in a snap!
(Disclosure: I receive commission for purchases made using Amazon links in my article. I appreciate your support!)
- 8 cups water
- 1-3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup Porch Nook Organic Culinary Lavender
- 2 cups fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice, or a 15 fl. oz. bottle of lemon juice
- Prep, 5 minutes
- Cook, 20 minutes
- Ready in 3 hrs
In a large pot combine 1/2 cup Porch Nook Organic Culinary Lavender with 7 cups water. Reach simmer, turn off stove and seep buds for 20 minutes. Strain out lavender buds and cool to room temperature.
For a stronger floral flavor, reduce seep time to 10 minutes. It's amazing how different the lavender tea color is. Below check out the difference between 20 minutes (left, amber) and 10 minutes (right, green)! I personally like a more subtle hint of lavender in my lemonade...so, I stick with the a 20 minute seeping that creates a beautiful amber color.
In a separate small pot combine 1-3/4 cups white sugar with 1 cup water. Bring it to a boil and stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Turn off and remove from burner, cool to room temperature and then chill in fridge.
Combine 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (no pulp) with sugar water syrup and lavender water......and booyah!!! Enjoy!
I personally use Meyer lemons which tend to be sweeter. However, I promise you, you'll love your lavender lemonade regardless of the type of lemon you use. If you don't have time to hand juice your own lemons, then by all means just pick up a 15 fl. oz. bottle of lemon juice from the supermarket. Easy peazy, lemon squeezy!