- 6 to 7 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Ice cubes
- Bring 2 cups water and sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat; add lavender. Cover and let stand for 2-4 hours.
- Strain, discarding lavender. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla and remaining water. Chill; serve over ice. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for Lavender Lemonade
"This is most definitely TERRIFIC! Even my picky young son liked it. Will definitely become a staple around my house!"
"I made this one year ago, for my mom's memorial service. I had told her about the recipe while she was bedridden, and she smiled and wished she could have tasted it. She was an avid cook...one of the first to publicly offer recipes to cook using turkey parts (Lisa Bacon's Turkey Cookbook). I made it for her memorial reception and this lemonade disappeared fast. I had several requests for the recipe. I'm so glad I got to use fresh lavender from my garden in honor of my mom. I have heard the English Lavender is the sweetest. I'm using the leaves from this tonight, and hoping for more great results. And, yes, fresh lemon juice is best, but in a pinch I'd use the bottled stuff too. :)"
"While I liked it okay, the rest of my family didn't like it. The lavender was just a little over the top for them. Again, I personally would make it again just for me, but not to serve to my family. Fresh lemons were used."
"So refreshing, and easy to make"
"Absolutely fantastic. Almost addicting - it was so good. Shared with a neighbor - she had the same reaction."
"This was delightful and refreshing. I got my lavender flowers from Milford Spice Company... check out any online Spice Company."
"Many natural foods stores carry them, I've also seen them available on-line."
"I have no sun garden. Where does one obtain dried lavender flowers?"