I’m an herbalist, so I love all things using herbs. I also love to cook, as it allows me to create masterpieces in the kitchen. This recipe for Lavender Lemonade happens to combine both loves into one great recipe.
I love lavender. It is one of my favorite herbs. It is also one of the most well known herbs. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is native to France, and has been used for centuries for it’s calming, healing powers. It has also been used for it’s fragrance, which is used in aromatherapy.
Lavender has also been used as a culinary herb, and is sometimes part of the Herbs de Provence blend. It can be ground into a flour, and used in cakes and cookies too.
Visitors to the farm in summer, have fond memories of our Lavender Lemonade. They sit sipping on a glass of Lavender Lemonade,Â served of course, with our Lavender Frosted Cookies. It is one treat everyone enjoys. It gives a whole new meaning to a summer afternoon.
Yields: About 6-8 glasses
Just A Few Ingredients & You’ll Have A Delicious Lemonade
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lavender flower buds
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups water, to melt sugar
- 2 cups water, cold
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 small bunch lavender flowers with stems, for garnish
- 1 glass pitcher
How To Make Lavender Lemonade
- Heat 2 cups water over medium heat.
- When water gets hot enough to melt sugar, add 1 cup of sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves completely.
- Add the 2 tablespoons of lavender flower buds. Stir lavender flower into sugar water.
- Remove pan from heat. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes.
- Strain liquid into glass pitcher. Discard used lavender.
- Add 2 cups of cold water to pitcher. Add 2 cups of ice…more or less to suit your taste. Stir well.
- Add one cup of lemon juice to the pitcher and watch the color magically change.