Spices for healthy living

Lavender Lemonade

YIELD: 4 servings         PREP TIME: 20 min   



  • 1 cup water (any temperature)
  • 3 ½ tablespoons Lavender Flowers
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 lemons + 1 sliced for garnish
  • 2 ½ cups cold water 


Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add Lavender flowers. Remove from heat and let steep until water starts to turn a purple color, about 12-14 minutes.

While lavender is steeping, place ½ cup sugar into a small bowl and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice squeezed from one of the lemons.

Strain lavender water through a strainer into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add the lemon juice-sugar mixture, stirring until fully dissolved.

Squeeze remaining lemons through a mesh strainer into pitcher. Add the 2 ½ cups of cold water. Taste and adjust for sweetness and tartness. Add ice.


Serve chilled in 4 medium-sized beverage glasses. Garnish with small slices of lemon or sprinkle a few Lavender Flowers on top.