Today’s Recipe: Lavender & Honey Lemonade

 

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LAVENDER & HONEY LEMONADE
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
MAKES: 6 CUPS

4½  cups water, divided
3    T dried culinary lavender*
6-8 lemons
½   cup sugar
¼   cup honey

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add lavender and steep for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, juice the lemons and strain the juice (you should have 1½ cups of lemon juice after straining); set aside.
3. Strain the lavender from the water. Add sugar and honey to the lavender water, and whisk until dissolved.
4. In a pitcher (or a half-gallon canning jar), combine lavender water, lemon juice, and remaining water. Stir or shake to combine and serve over ice.

*If desired, substitute ½ cup fresh culinary lavender for dried lavender.

Gather ingredients.

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In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

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Add 3 T dried lavender and steep for 10 minutes.

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Meanwhile, juice 6-8 lemons.

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Strain the juice (you should have 1½ cups of lemon juice after straining); set aside.

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Strain the lavender from the water.

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Add ½ cup sugar to the lavender water.

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Add ¼ cup honey.

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Whisk until sugar and honey have dissolved.

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Add lavender water to a pitcher (or a half-gallon canning jar).

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Add lemon juice.

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Add remaining 2½ cups water.

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Stir or shake to combine, and serve over ice.

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Leave a comment 18 Comments

  1. Darlene Ricotta says:

    This sounds really delicious, I am going to have to try this recipe, but what is T-dried lavendar?
    Is that a certain type of lavendar.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    darlene

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Oh Yum! This looks so wonderful and refreshing. I love recipes using lavender because it adds such a unique and fresh flavor. This recipe is definitely going to be tried soon!

  3. Eileen Widman says:

    Making some today!

    • Tauna Grondin says:

      Just wondering Eileen if you made the lemon lavendar Iced Tea. I would like to add it to peach tea…peach lavendar lemon Tea.. what do you think..?

  4. Deborah Goodsite says:

    This looks wonderful! I am growing a bunch of lavender now…. Is “culinary” lavender a certain type of lavender or can I just use what I grow? (I never spray anything in my yard or on my plants)… Are there lavender types I can’t use?

    • MaryJane says:

      I’m not sure about the lavender types but we say culinary so you don’t use something that has been grown with chemicals, kind of like when you bring home small potted pansies to plant that have been sprayed recently and raised in a strange soil mixture–best not to eat those!

  5. patricia says:

    I made this lemonade last week and it was great. Very refreshing on a hot summer day! Thank you Mary Jane….

  6. Winnie Nielsen says:

    When we were in Germany, they have all sorts of lemonades on their menus. Some combos included lemon/fresh ginger, lemon/cucumber, lemon/raspberry, lemon/elderberry flower, and lemon/lavender. To my surprise, they are also just barely sweet and they use carbonated water to make them sort of bubbly. I ordered the lemon/ginger and was surprised at how refreshing and light it was. Delicious!!

    • MaryJane says:

      How refreshing! Much better than the dark coca cola, dr. pepper, sugary 7-up versions we have here. The world is changing Winnie. There’s hope.

  7. Mary Jo Koca says:

    I can’t wait to make this because it sounds wonderful! I always have lavender in my pantry since I cook & bake with it all the time and I keep a large jar of local honey on hand, too. Looks like I’ll be heading to my favorite spice store (the Spice House) for more lavendar.

  8. Melissa Eloe says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I am always looking for new ways to use our lavender. Thank you

  9. Sylvia Jacobus says:

    This sounds so good! Need to harvest my lavender this summer and make some.
    I just enjoyed some lavender ice cream. We have a small dairy that makes it. It comes in a tiny little container which is better for me. The ice cream is the creamiest I’ve ever eaten from a business. Real cream was used!

  10. Krista says:

    This lemonade sounds super refreshing! I have been using lemons in everything lately. Also, just a bit ago when I was looking at herbs to grow I debated over lavender and actually opted out. Now I wish I wouldn’t have. I could have grown my own lavender! Looks like I will be adding that to my list for next year!

  11. Carol says:

    This sounds so good.. Where do you find safe lavender to plant in your yard? I only find sprayed lavender plants at HD and Lowes .. Would like to find organic plants to grow in my yard. I did purchase a french lavender from our local Whole foods but dont know if it is safe to put i this.. any idea??
    Thank you
    Carol

  12. Grace Brown-katmom says:

    I have the lavender,, I have the lemons… now to hit our local Farmers Market and get some local organic honey! Whoot Whoot!

  13. Tauna Grondin says:

    Has anyone tried this lemon lavender tea? I am going to try it in Peach Tea w. lavendar. Has anyone tried this?

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