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Lavender Lemonade

February 24, 2018
Pink and Yellow Gradient Lavender Lemonade Recipe

I love Lemonade! There’s just something so special about the sweet citrussy drink that makes it one of the best ‘all year round’ treats. Some of my happiest memories are packing up picnics on summers day with a huge bottle of homemade lemonade and enjoying it on a hillside somewhere. Since spring is just round the corner, I thought it high time I revisited lemonade in anticipation for flinging open my windows to let all the winter mustiness escape.

Vertical Homemade Lavender Lemonade Recipe for Summer

I’ve also got to say this particular recipe is in part inspired by a friend of mine who visited and tried an amazing lavender lemonade in Hawaii. I’ve not tried Ali’i Kula‘s lemonade, but I’m quietly confident my own recipe will live up to her expectations!

And why’s that? Because this recipe is so SIMPLE! Using all natural ingredients, and no more sugar than absolutely necessary. I can whip up a batch of this stuff in minutes and it never fails to impress! Whilst lavender is an unusual flavour to enjoy in a drink, its subtle floral qualities really compliment the bright and powerful lemon. This drink tastes and smells fantastic.

Pink and Yellow Gradient Lavender Lemonade Recipe

I originally started making lemonade for myself as an alternative to shop bought (read as, I wanted to control the amount of sugar I put in and leave it out altogether occasionally) when I was a teenager. Since then, this recipe has adapted a lot and I highly recommend trying it as an alcoholic drink. Lavender Liqueur is an unusual staple I always keep close by. Not only is it perfect for this recipe, but the flavours work gorgeously in a ‘Bees Knees’, or as an alternative alcohol in the classic ‘Aviation’.

If you’re reading this and those two cocktails aren’t hyperlinked – remind me to stop being so lazy and write them up as blog posts, because I cannot wait to share them with you.

Lavender Lemonade

Servings 4 glasses


  • 4 Whole Lemons
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 100 ml Still Water
  • 700 ml Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • Lavender Liqueur OPTIONAL

For the Lavender Simple Syrup (optional - can be shop bought or swapped for Liqueur)

  • 1/2 tbsp Dried Lavender Flowers
  • 100 ml Water
  • 50 g Caster Sugar


  1. Zest around 1/2 of one lemon into a small pan.

  2. Onto the zest, squeeze (by hand or by machine) the juices from 4 whole lemons, taking care to remove any pips or pith.

  3. Add 100g of caster sugar and 100mls of water to the pan. Place on a medium heat and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  4. Remove from the heat.

  5. Combine concentrated lemonade syrup with a lavender syrup in a large jug with two generous handfuls of ice, and top up with sparkling water. Garnish with slices of lemons.

  6. [OPTIONAL] Top with around 250ml of Lavender Liqueur to make this an alcoholic 'hard' lemonade.

  7. [OPTIONAL] Prepare your Lavender simple syrup, simply combine the flowers, water and sugar on a medium heat for 3-5 minutes until completely combined. Then leave to infuse for a further 15 minutes, before straining.

  8. NOTE - if Lavender Liqueur is used, Lavender syrup is not necessary, and vice versa. I personally prefer the alcoholic version of this recipe.

Homemade Lavender Lemonade for Picnics

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  • Reply Charla Harris February 24, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I was literally drooling when I scrolled through the lemonade pictures. Talk about a refreshing drink 😉

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 24, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks so much Charla! Its the perfect thing to drink on a lazy Saturday afternoon too – whatever the season!

  • Reply Julia February 24, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Wow! What a great flavor combo! Never tried making lavender anything but have some dried flowers at home so looking forward to trying it 🙂

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Oooh, something as simple as making a little lavender syrup may be the way then – stores for ages and can be mixed into lots of things! Including this! 🙂

  • Reply silviamagda February 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Wow! I’m sure I would love this lemonade. I love the flower, it’s one of my favorite, and I love teas or desserts. I didn’t even know there is a Lavender Liqueur. I have to buy that!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 24, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Ooh, its delicious! Definitely look out for it – I cannot recommend it highly enough! I love putting a splash in lots of different cocktails 🙂

  • Reply linda spiker February 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Sp pretty! Love that two tone look!

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 24, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks Linda!

  • Reply traci February 24, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    You had me at lavender…then lemonade? YUMM Pinning and sharing this one – I’ll be making this during summer! 🙂

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 24, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Oooh thank you so much Traci! I really appreciate the pins and shares! Every little helps me so much.

  • Reply Megala February 24, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Looks so refreshing and beautiful !

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 24, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much Megala! 🙂

  • Reply Britney February 25, 2018 at 6:07 am

    I’ve never had lavender lemonade, but I’ve always wanted to try it.

  • Reply kimberlymarienaylor February 25, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    This sounds like it will be amazing and so easy to make, might have to give it ago 🙂

    Kim //

  • Reply Ella February 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Looks so refreshing! I know it’s going to become one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply Citrus and Cinnamon February 26, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much Ella! 🙂

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