Lavender Lemonade

The light floral flavor of lavender is balanced by fresh lemon juice in this subtly sweet homemade lemonade.

Lavendar Lemonade
Photo: Photographer / Jen Causey, Prop Stylist / Kay Clarke, Food Stylist / Chelsea Zimmer
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 4 cups water, divided

  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender, plus more for garnish

  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from 12 large lemons)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Ice for serving


  1. Combine sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lavender. Let stand until the flavors meld and the mixture cools, about 30 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve; discard the lavender.

  2. Transfer the lavender syrup to a large pitcher. Add lemon juice, salt and the remaining 3 cups water; stir well to combine.

  3. Divide the lemonade among 8 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with additional lavender, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

62 Calories
17g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Vitamin A 4IU 0%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Potassium 64mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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