Rating: 4.55 stars
75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a fabulous summer drink! Lavender soothes and refreshes on a hot day, and the scent brings back fond summer memories. I can't seem to make enough of it for my family.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ice cubes into a 2 quart pitcher. Place the lavender into a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the lavender and discard. Mix the sugar into the hot lavender water, then pour into the pitcher with the ice.

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  • Squeeze the juice from the lemons into the pitcher, getting as much juice as you can. Top off the pitcher with cold water, and stir. Taste, and adjust lemon juice or sugar if desired. Pour into tall glasses, pull up a lawn chair and a good book, and relax!

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fat 0.5g; sodium 9.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (79)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2008
To the people who are having trouble with this tasting to much like perfume: You may be using dried Lavender Flowers instead of dried lavender leaves. If you use the flowers you should only use about a tablespoon or two. The leaves are not as strong so a 1/4 cup is necessary. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2006
I really don't know what to make of this! At first I thought it was horrible - sort of detergent-y tasting - then it kind of grew on me and I thought it was quite different and refreshing but then I got tired of it fast. I always like trying new things but I think maybe once is enough for this one! Thanks anyway! Read More
(14)
75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2008
To the people who are having trouble with this tasting to much like perfume: You may be using dried Lavender Flowers instead of dried lavender leaves. If you use the flowers you should only use about a tablespoon or two. The leaves are not as strong so a 1/4 cup is necessary. Read More
(234)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
This is delightful! A couple of notes: If you are using lavender flowers you may want to decrease the amount to 2 Tbsp instead of 1/4 cup, otherwise it could taste a little strong. When you make the lavender tea at first, it will be a brownish color... but the instant you add lemon juice, it transforms into a lovely pink. Fun! Sometimes I make a concentrate of the sugar/lavender/lemon and then mix it with ginger ale for a sparkling lavender lemonade. Excellent for bridal showers, Mother's Day luncheons, etc. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2008
I actually brew the "lavender tea", let it cool and then use it to make with Lemonade Crystal Light. It is nice and refreshing and sugar-free! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
This really was incredible. I used fresh lemons (no concentrate can compare) and instead of adding water, made a concentrate of just the boiled sugar-lavender water and the lemon juice. It saves space in the fridge and means everyone can adjust the strength to their own personal taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
This is soooo yummy. The lavender is very subtle and really adds to the drink. I don't know if I will like plain lemonade anymore! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2008
Awesome! It was also good with some more water added. I first tried to use lavender from my plant but wondered when the water turned brown and not pink. Turns out that nurseries often use pesticides. Luckily I called a friend who picked up some food grade lavender and my guests were spared! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
I've been experimenting with culinary lavender and this is the best lavendar lemonade I have found to date. I was sceptical that your's was so pink in the picture because my lavender sugar water was a grey/green. Then when I added the lemon juice it turned pink. I love food science! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2007
This is the first time I've ever used culinary lavender in anything. I used a bit less then the recipe called for because lavender is pretty strong. The lemonade had a nice refreshing aftertaste but didn't end up tasting like perfume. I'm not sure if I'd use lavender in my lemonade every time I made it but for a change it was a pleasant experience. You can also halve the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2007
This is a wonderful drink I made it for a wedding shower and needless to say the coffee punch and soda were all left to pack up and bring home. It was a tremendous hit with everyone and there was not a drop left to transport back home. Thank you for this great recipe Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2006
I really don't know what to make of this! At first I thought it was horrible - sort of detergent-y tasting - then it kind of grew on me and I thought it was quite different and refreshing but then I got tired of it fast. I always like trying new things but I think maybe once is enough for this one! Thanks anyway! Read More
(14)