You guys ready for the refreshing drink that ends the competition between all other refreshing drinks in the world?? Here it is peeps…this lavender lemonade. Oh man, is it good. The subtle, floral lavender flavor that comes through in each sip gives the perfect unique spin on the traditional lemonade, not to mention it screams spring loudly and obnoxiously in your ear as you’re drinking your icy cold glass.
I mean, does it seriously get more springy than lavender lemonade?? I don’t think so, but that’s just my lavender lemonade loving opinion. “Lavender lemonade loving” = the most delicious tongue twister. It’s been nice and toasty warm here in Kansas, so this lemonade just sits in my fridge and calls my name allllll day long.
- Easy to make
- Lightly sweet
- Subtly floral from the lavender
- SO ADDICTING
- Seriously delicious
This lemonade takes TOPS ten minutes to make, and it’s basically the easiest thing of all time, especially if you have a lemon juicer of some sort. Here’s your step by step:
- Make the lavender simple syrup: add water, sugar, and dried lavender to a small pot and boil until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and steep for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer
- Add your water and a cup of lemon juice to a large pitcher
- Add your steeped simple syrup and stir
- Serve over lots of ice in a LARGE glass, and be the most refreshed you’ve ever been in yo life
Situations in which a fresh glass of lavender lemonade is needed: it’s a billion degrees outside. You just cleaned your whole house and need to sit back and kick your feet up. Your child is in a hyper/fussy phase and you finally put him/her down for a nap and get an hour and a half of relaxation. You’ve been out and about and just finished a bunch of errands that you were dreading. In all of these situations, first of all – good job bein’ you – and second of all, GETCHOSELF A GLASS OF DIS ASAP and sip, sip, sip. It’s mandatory. MANDATORY.
Speaking of hot weather and moments that call for icy lavender lemonade, last night, Seth, Ford, and I went hiking in the Konza Prairie here in Kansas. It’s like a 25 minute drive from our house, and it is ridiculously gorgeous. You hike up a trail for a bit and then trek up a MASSIVE hill (my hamstrings were protesting heavily), and then you have the most unreal view of miles and miles of rolling green hills, farms, packs of cows, and SO much sky.
Kansas…sometimes I have beef with you because your winter can last a long time and you are the most land locked state of all time, but dang, you are gorgeous sometimes. And I will definitely miss moments like that when we move back down south eventually.
There are so many gorgeous things about the South too, but there are just some things about the midwest that are ridiculously beautiful and you can’t find anywhere else.
Ford was strapped to Seth’s chest in the baby carrier for the majority of the hike, and can we just talk for a minute about how legit that would be?
I would pay HUGE money to just be strapped onto someone and carried along a gorgeous hike like that. Then the experience would be less of **huffing, wheezing like I have asthma when I most def do not, stopping and cursing the massive hill that I decided I wanted to be cool and climb**and more sitting back while someone else does all the work.
For reals…babies have got it MADE. Sleep as long as they want in the morning, nap twice a day, go to bed early, and be carried around everywhere. I mean…I’d be down. For sure.
I hope you all have the best Wednesday ever and eat/drink lots of yummy things!Print
- Prep Time: 8 mins
- Cook Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 9 servings 1x
For the lavender simple syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender
For the lemonade
- 8 cups cold water
- 1 cup lemon juice (this was about 8 lemons for me!)
- The lavender simple syrup
For the lavender simple syrup
- Add your sugar, water, and lavender to a small pot
- Bring to a boil and boil, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved (it won’t take long at all – no more than a minute or two)
- Remove the pot from the heat and let the lavender steep for 5 minutes
- When the five minutes are up, strain the simple syrup through a fine mesh strainer to remove all the lavender pieces
For the lemonade
- Add your water, lemon juice, and simple syrup to a large pitcher and stir to combine
- Serve over lots of ice!
There is no need to let your simple syrup cool since you are using cold water. It isn’t enough in volume to make the lemonade warm.
- Serving Size: 8 oz glass approximately
- Calories: 46
- Sugar: 11 g
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 13 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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