Total TimePrep: 10 min. + standing
- 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.
Editor's NoteLook for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
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Apr 20, 2014
This recipe is delicious and perfect as written. I used fresh squeezed lemons and dried lavender blossoms, and doubled the recipe for my Easter dinner. Lovely!
Jul 6, 2013
This is most definitely TERRIFIC! Even my picky young son liked it. Will definitely become a staple around my house!
Jul 1, 2013
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. :)
Jun 27, 2013
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.
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
So refreshing, and easy to make
Jul 30, 2012
Absolutely fantastic. Almost addicting - it was so good. Shared with a neighbor - she had the same reaction.
Jun 16, 2012
This was delightful and refreshing. I got my lavender flowers from Milford Spice Company... check out any online Spice Company.
Apr 13, 2012
Many natural foods stores carry them, I've also seen them available on-line.
Apr 13, 2012
I have no sun garden. Where does one obtain dried lavender flowers?