Tuesday, July 3

Em's Easy Lavender Lemonade

Happy almost fourth peeps! I'm excited, and in a bit of a hurry to share this recipe with you today. Excited because this is my new favorite beverage, and in a hurry because the holiday is almost upon us and I need you to get it on your menus for tomorrow!! :) 
I felt like I was going out on a limb a bit experimenting in the kitchen because I had no idea how it would turn out, but I'm so pleased with the results and I can't wait to share them with you!!
The lemonade is classic enough, but with the sweet lavender nectar added to the mix, you have suddenly a richness and depth of taste that stays in your mouth and leaves you wanting more! We're going to be making this a lot more around here for sure, because we were fighting over the last drops of this batch! (Martin gave it to me of course, now I have guilt..)
We wanted to get it on the blog quickly so you could use it for all your picnics this weekend!! I know its going to be served at ours:) Here you have it:

Em's Lavender Lemonade
yield: serves 4-6

  • 1/3 cup lavender flowers
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-1 1/4cup white sugar
  • 1-1 1/4 cup lemon juice (approx. 4 fresh lemons)
  • 4 cups water
  • Ice
Step 1. Combine your lavender flowers, your sugar, and 1 cup water to a small saucepan and bring to a bubbling boil. Let boil for about 5 mins stirring occasionally. Bring the temp down to medium low, put the lid on, and let sit for 10-15 minutes. 
Step 2. While your mixture is on the stove, juice your lemons into a cup, making sure to remove all the pips and thick pulp. Juice should be about 1 cup in total.
Step 3. Using a small strainer and a spoon, strain all your syrup into a measuring cup (use your spoon to really press those flowers for every last drop.) Liquid should have reduced to about 1 1/4 cup. Whatever you do, do not take a spoon and sip a little of your syrup. Definitely not:)
Step 4. Combine together your lemon juice, lavender syrup, and water together in a medium sized pitcher, and mix well. Make sure to add a little more lemon or sugar to taste. Add some ice to keep it cold and refreshing, a few lemon slices for a garnish if you wish, and Enjoy!!
*Note: We've kept batches in the fridge for a few days and found the flavor stays amazingly fresh, so you could vary well make it a day or two ahead of your party, than just add in some fresh ice and lemons, and Voila!

Please let me know if you give this a try, I'd love to hear feedback!
have a terrific holiday tomorrow, and take care!
Xo, Emily


  1. it must be very good and so refreshing! thanks for sharing dear!:) kisses!

  2. Looks so refreshing and delicious!


  3. This sounds delightful (ha <---I sound like Mary Poppins) but really...yum!

  4. Great recipe, I wanna try it! It seems fantastic :)



  5. That lemonade sounds perfect!! I pinned it so I won't lost it!

  6. That looks delicious! And thank you so much for the comment and for following my blog!! I am following you back with pleasure!!
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  7. Oh wow yes please to this drink. I don't know if I could find lavender to try this drink out but I sure am going to search for it now. :)

  8. Ooooo, I could go for a glass right now! Thanks for sharing, looks yummy!

  9. thanks for your comment! i just followed you back on gfc, nice blog :)

  10. Looks so good!


  11. Hum tão bom :)


    Ja sigo o blog querida

  12. Thank you for your comment !!
    I follow you !! :)



  13. Looks so yummy, i have to try it myself :) you have a very nice blog and I hope you can visit mine some time, if you like it, you can follow and let me know, I always follow back :) Cheers :)


  14. mm, świetnie przygotowałaś tę lemoniadę <3

  15. I'm sorry, I forgot that you do not speak Polish, I mean, you prepared great lemonade :)

  16. YUM! My lavender hasn't bloomed yet, but I know what I'll be doing as soon as it does!

    My favorite homemade lemonade is a basil infused lemonade- I actually just posted the recipe!


  17. yum! gosh, i love the lavender detail.

  18. WOW- so tasty! Made this for an olympic party- everyone loved it!!!
    Would it be OK if I featured it on my blog (http://thriftteen.blogspot.co.uk) with links back to yours?

  19. This is close to the recipe I have and posted on my blog back in October. http://amberthefoodie.blogspot.com/2011/10/lavender-lemonade.html
    My bridesmaids and I made this for my wedding (and we made a lot!) and it was gone by the end of the night. I always get rave reviews and absolutely love this lemonade. I'm so so happy to see others enjoy it too. :)