Amy's Lavender Lemonade Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Amy's Lavender Lemonade Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Amy's Lavender Lemonade

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"This is a fabulous summer drink! Lavender soothes and refreshes on a hot day, and the scent brings back fond summer memories. I can't seem to make enough of it for my family."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. Place ice cubes into a 2 quart pitcher. Place the lavender into a bowl, and pour boiling water over it. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the lavender and discard. Mix the sugar into the hot lavender water, then pour into the pitcher with the ice.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into the pitcher, getting as much juice as you can. Top off the pitcher with cold water, and stir. Taste, and adjust lemon juice or sugar if desired. Pour into tall glasses, pull up a lawn chair and a good book, and relax!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 03, 2008

To the people who are having trouble with this tasting to much like perfume: You may be using dried Lavender Flowers instead of dried lavender leaves. If you use the flowers you should only use about a tablespoon or two. The leaves are not as strong so a 1/4 cup is necessary.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2006

I really don't know what to make of this! At first I thought it was horrible - sort of detergent-y tasting - then it kind of grew on me and I thought it was quite different and refreshing, but then I got tired of it fast. I always like trying new things, but I think maybe once is enough for this one! Thanks anyway!

 

60 Ratings

Jun 07, 2010

This is delightful! A couple of notes: If you are using lavender flowers you may want to decrease the amount to 2 Tbsp instead of 1/4 cup, otherwise it could taste a little strong. When you make the lavender tea at first, it will be a brownish color... but the instant you add lemon juice, it transforms into a lovely pink. Fun! Sometimes I make a concentrate of the sugar/lavender/lemon and then mix it with ginger ale for a sparkling lavender lemonade. Excellent for bridal showers, Mother's Day luncheons, etc.

 
Feb 29, 2008

I actually brew the "lavender tea", let it cool and then use it to make with Lemonade Crystal Light. It is nice and refreshing and sugar-free!

 
Aug 22, 2008

This really was incredible. I used fresh lemons (no concentrate can compare) and instead of adding water, made a concentrate of just the boiled sugar-lavender water and the lemon juice. It saves space in the fridge and means everyone can adjust the strength to their own personal taste!

 
Aug 06, 2008

Awesome! It was also good with some more water added. I first tried to use lavender from my plant, but wondered when the water turned brown and not pink. Turns out that nurseries often use pesticides. Luckily I called a friend who picked up some food grade lavender, and my guests were spared! Thanks for a great recipe!

 
Jun 04, 2006

This is soooo yummy. The lavender is very subtle and really adds to the drink. I don't know if I will like plain lemonade anymore! Thanks for the recipe!

 
Aug 18, 2010

I've been experimenting with culinary lavender and this is the best lavendar lemonade I have found to date. I was sceptical that your's was so pink in the picture because my lavender sugar water was a grey/green. Then when I added the lemon juice, it turned pink. I love food science!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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