Meyer Lemon Lavender Lemonade

Take summers up a notch with a refreshing glass of lavender lemonade. Made with fresh lemon juice and a natural sweetened simple syrup infused with lavender buds. A fresh twist to an average glass of lemonade!

Quench your thirst with the lush and aromatic lavender lemonade! There is something so lovely about sipping lemonade in the summer with snacks like lemon filled cookies, zucchini cookies, healthy peanut butter cookies and gluten-free snickerdoodles.

We’ve crafted the perfect blend of sweet, tangy, and floral flavors that will have you sipping your way to relaxation. Learn how to make this unique drink and impress your friends with your newfound mixology skills.

For another unique lemonade recipe, try our turmeric lemonade as well.

Jump to:
  • Why lavender infused lemonade is so great
  • Key ingredients
  • How to make lavender lemonade
  • Benefits of Lavender
  • Lavender varieties
  • What is the best lavender to use in lemonade
  • More Tasty Drinks
  • Meyer Lemon Lavender Lemonade

Why lavender infused lemonade is so great

  • Lavender is calming. This Meyer Lemon Lavender lemonade is easy to make, contains natural sugars, and calms an anxious body! The oils in lavender have many health benefits that help to decrease anxiety and provides a Zen effect. Perhaps while sipping lavender lemonade, squeeze in a little Bhujangasana yoga time!
  • This lemonade is sweetened with natural sugars. This beverage is a tasty treat sweetened with honey or monk fruit which metabolizes better in the body than white sugars. We also do that in our maple syrup substitute and demerara syrup recipe, and grenadine syrup recipe.

Key ingredients

  • Culinary lavender buds – I use 1 tablespoon of culinary lavender for this lemonade recipe so the lavender is trivial and not too overpowering.
  • Water – is used for making a simple syrup that is infused with the lavender buds and sweetener, and for making the lemonade.
  • Meyer lemons citrus fruit – if you can not find Meyer lemons you can use regular lemons but I do not recommend lemon juice in a bottle. Fresh squeezed lemon juice provides the best taste. It’s great to use for a variety of detox waters and fruit infused water recipes.
  • Honey or Monk fruit – Just like green tea and honey benefits, lemon and honey together is healthy! We use either honey or monk fruit (for sugar-free) as the sweetener in place of white sugar because they do not spike sugar levels and are low glycemic.

How to make lavender lemonade

  1. In a saucepan add 2 cups of water, lavender buds and either honey or monk fruit sugar. Bring the water to a boil then turn the heat to low.
  2. Mix to dissolve the sugar, cover and let it set 10-20 minutes so the lavender flavors the water.
  3. Put the remaining 4 cups of water and fresh lemon juice in a pitcher.
  4. Using a strainer, pour the sugared lavender water into into the pitcher making sure the lavender buds do not go in. 
  5. Chill the lavender lemonade in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or more before serving. Add ice to the pitcher right before serving.

You can also find here how many cups is 8 ounces of water if converting ounces to cups.

Benefits of Lavender

The boost of lavender flavor is so subtle without overpowering the drink, it makes you feel calm all over! The benefits of lavender are that it:

  • Provides better sleep
  • Calms the body
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Helps with migraines
  • Provides pain relief

There are many different types of lavender so here is a breakdown of a few of them and what type of lavender bud is best to use in culinary practices.

Lavender varieties

English lavender: This is the most common lavender and is recognized by its fragrant greyish-green leaves and purple flowers. It grows from a low hedge and is familiar and used as a culinary lavender.

‘Provence’ lavender: Provence lavender has a powerful fragrance and long stems. It is mostly used for making lavender wands and wreaths.

French lavender: This type of lavender is used in potpourri, lavender wands, and sachet’s. It has a powerful fragrance that is generally too strong for cooking.

What is the best lavender to use in lemonade

After speaking with a local lavender farm and talking with the grower, he recommends to use culinary lavender or English lavender for this application.

Other lavender varieties will make the lemonade too strong. If you do end up using another type of the flower herb, only use a small amount of the buds from the lavender plant.

Trust me on this, you don’t want it to to be too strong– I tried it! The stronger stems on French lavender (more potent kind) can be used to make simple syrups by placing them in boiling water with sugar and used for cocktails. You can then water it down as needed for the best flavor depending on what you mix with it.

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  • Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water
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