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lavender lemonade in glasses with mint
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5 from 6 votes

Lavender Lemonade

This quick and easy Lavender Lemonade is the perfect way to enjoy your lemonade in STYLE!  Add a little gin or vodka-- and you've got yourself a light summer cocktail!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 137kcal

Ingredients

Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender petals, culinary grade

Lemonade:

  • 6-8 lemons (approx. 1 cup fresh lemon juice), plus 1 more for garnish (sliced and deseeded)
  • 4 cups water
  • optional: handful fresh mint leaves

Optional Hard Lemonade Add-Ins:

  • 9-12 ounces bourbon, gin, or vodka, depending on desired alcohol content (optionally- add 1 ½ - 2 ounces alcohol per 8oz of lemonade)

Instructions

  • Make simple syrup by adding sugar, lavender and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer about 5 minutes. Pour syrup through a mesh sieve into a measuring cup (or other spouted container), and allow it to cool.
  • Meanwhile, juice lemons until you have about 1 cup of juice. Pour juice into pitcher, and add 4 cups of cold water. 
  • Add half the cooled syrup, and taste the lemonade.  Add the remaining syrup if desired.
    Tip: Store any leftover syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a year.  
  • Serve in a pitcher, or in glasses filled with ice.  Garnish glasses with fresh mint.
  • If serving hard, add liquor to pitcher, or add to individual glasses as serving.

Notes

Makes about 6 8oz servings
Recipe variation: Switch the water with sparkling water.  Serve immediately.
Nutrition information does not include optional alcohol.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Potassium: 41mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 2mg