This delicious Lavender Lemonade is a simple, yet refreshing combination of water, lemon juice, fresh lavender and simple syrup. Icy cold and totally refreshing, homemade lemonade is absolutely the BEST way to beat the heat! It’s the ultimate summertime drink with a fun twist!

lavender lemonade in a glass with a slice of lemon and a sprig of lavender

Today’s recipe is all about sitting back, enjoying the warmth and soaking in long summer days. I’ve recently been mixing up this lavender lemonade weekly! It’s perfect for summer cookouts, pool parties, or to sip on a lazy Saturday sitting out on the patio. It’s super easy and tastes incredible – much better than anything you could buy at the store.

Pour yourself a cold glass of this sweet lemon lavender deliciousness, grab a good book and head out to relax in the backyard hammock. The stuff summer dreams are made of, I tell ya! Now I just need that hammock!

What you need to make lavender lemonade:

  • Simple syrup. Make your own simple syrup. It’s easy, only three ingredients for this lavender version, and it keeps well in the fridge.
  • Water. the base of lemonade.
  • Lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice is wonderful, but you’ll need a lot of lemon juice for this recipe, so feel free to use bottled. It will still taste great!
  • Optional extras. We love our drinks garnished with lemon slices and fresh sprigs of lavender. And it’s super fun and festive to mix in about 1-2 drops of purple food coloring into each glass of lemonade to give it a beautiful lavender color.
lavender in a pot cooking to make a simple syrup

How to make lavender lemonade:

Making lemonade at home is super easy. Just a few simple steps and you’re well on your way to one delicious beverage! Here’s a quick rundown of the process, but reference the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the full, printable recipe.

  1. Make the simple syrup. Simmer a combination of water, sugar, and lavender for about 5 minutes and until sugar is dissolved and the syrup has thickened. Let cool and then strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender. Place in the fridge to cool.
  2. Mix all ingredients. In a large pitcher, stir together the cooled lavender simple syrup, 6 cups of water and the lemon juice. Mix until fully combined.
  3. Serve & enjoy! As desired, mix 1-2 drops of purple food coloring into each glass of lemonade to give it the classic lavender color. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh lavender, and ENJOY! Store any leftovers in the fridge.
purple colored lavender lemonade

Tips for the perfect drink:

Here are a few quick tips for making this lemonade perfect every single time:

  • After making the lavender simple syrup, be sure to strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender.
  • Adjust the recipe to suit your taste. You can easily add more simple syrup or lemon juice to make it more sweet or tart.
  • Store in the refrigerator, and serve over ice.
  • If you notice any separation after chilling, give the lemonade a stir right before serving.
  • If you want to make this drink a cocktail, just add in a bit of vodka, gin, or even champagne, whichever type of alcohol you prefer for your drinks.

Why we LOVE this recipe:

  • Summer flavors! This lemonade is SO tasty! It has a very subtle floral flavor combined with a perfect blend of tangy and sweet. 
  • Easy to make. Once you’ve got the lavender-flavored simple syrup made, simply mix it with the water and lemon juice, pour over ice, and enjoy!
  • Large batch! This lavender lemonade recipe serves about 6 drinks, but depending on the size of your pitcher you could easily double it to yield more servings! If your pitcher isn’t large enough, try using a fun drink dispenser, they hold more AND look cute! Great for parties!
  • Fun & festive. This drink is fabulous for summer barbecues, brunches, showers or just hanging around the house. The purple color makes it so fun and festive! It will quickly become one of your favorites, as it already has become one of mine! Bring on your sweltering heat, summer. With this drink, I’m ready!
purple colored beverage made with lemon juice and lavender

If you make this lavender lemonade recipe, let me know! Please snap a quick photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what y’all are making from the blog.

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lavender lemonade in a glass with a slice of lemon and a sprig of lavender

Lavender Lemonade


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This delicious Lavender Lemonade is a simple, yet refreshing combination of water, lemon juice, fresh lavender and simple syrup. Icy cold and totally refreshing, homemade lemonade is absolutely the BEST way to beat the heat! It’s the ultimate summertime drink with a fun twist!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Syrup:

  • 1 ¼ cup of sugar*
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of dried lavender

For the lemonade:

  • 1 batch of syrup from above
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 ¼ cups of lemon juice (freshly squeezed is great but from a bottle certainly works!)
  • Fresh lavender and lemon slices for garnish
  • Optional for color: 1-2 drops of purple food coloring*

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and lavender and place over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer and lower the heat a bit. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes at which time the sugar should have completely dissolved and the syrup started to thicken. Let cool for 5 minutes and then strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender. Place in the fridge to cool.
  2. In a large pitcher, stir together the cooled lavender simple syrup, 6 cups of water and the lemon juice. Mix until fully combined and then garnish with fresh lavender and lemon slices.
  3. As desired, mix 1-2 drops of purple food coloring into each glass of lemonade to give it the classic lavender color.
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge and ENJOY!

Notes

*The food coloring is optional but gives it that fun purple color. I mixed in just one drop of neon purple gel food coloring to each individual glass.

Try a fun spiked version by mixing in your desired amount of vodka, gin, etc.

 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink

Keywords: lemonade, lavender lemonade