Refreshing, floral and delicious, this Blueberry Lavender Lemonade has the perfect balance between sour and sweet, and just the right amount of lavender to make it pop!
🍋Why make this lemonade
It can be difficult to use lavender when cooking: adding too much can destroy a recipe, making it taste like soap. That was my main concern while developing this recipe, and it took me a few tries to make it just perfect for everyone!
This lemonade recipe uses a combination of lemons, lavender tea and a delicious homemade blueberry syrup, which sweetens and adds this amazing flavor to your lemonade. The best part: this simple syrup can be made with frozen blueberries and in less than 15 minutes.
🫐Ingredients and substitutions
For the lemonade:
Lemons. Use fresh squeezed lemons for the best taste.
You can use a ready-to-drink, unsweetened lemonade of a brand that you like. It needs to be unsweetened, or you’ll get a super sweet lemonade! When using lemonade, substitute 2 cups of water and lemon juice for it.
Blueberry syrup. You can buy or make a homemade blueberry syrup.
Dried lavender. Use dried culinary lavender flowers.
Water. Use filtered or tap, cold water.
For the blueberry syrup:
- Pinch of salt; and
Check how to make blueberry syrup before starting this lemonade. There’s a sugar-free version on the recipe’s notes! You can also make it using lavender for a bit more of lavender flavor: check blueberry syrup variations.
How to make it
Step 01. Mix hot water with dried lavender for the lavender tea. Steep for 10 minutes.
Step 02. Remove dried lavender from tea, straining through a fine-mesh strainer.
Step 03. Squeeze the juice of about 3 lemons, or until you get ½ a cup of lemon juice.
Step 04. In a pitcher, add lemon juice, blueberry syrup, cooled lavender tea and cold water.
Step 05. Stir to combine.
Step 06. Fill half a glass with ice and pour lemonade over it.
- Rolling the lemons around on the counter helps to release their juices;
- Adding ice only when serving will make a less watery lemonade. It’s also easier to store.
🙋🏻♀️Questions you might have
Yes, and it’s super easy: add a shot of vodka (1.5 oz/43ml) to one cup of lemonade (8 oz/240ml).
If making sparkly, substitute water for sparkling water or club soda. For a medium sparkling version, substitute only half the amount of water.
🧊Storing and freezing
Store homemade lemonade in the fridge for about 5 days. Store without ice so you don’t get a diluted berry lemonade. Cover pitcher with lid or plastic/beeswax wrap before placing in the fridge, to avoid any off flavors.
You can freeze this recipe. When I do, I use ice trays to make lemonade ice cubes. You can later remove from the ice tray and store in a freezer safe bag or container. Thaw lemonade cubes over the counter or in the fridge, or use them as ice when making your next batch!
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Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
- 1 Pitcher
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 2 cups water cold
- 8 tablespoon blueberry lavender syrup
- 1 cup water hot
- ½ tablespoon dried lavender
- Mix 1 cup of hot water with dried lavender for the lavender tea. Steep for 10 minutes.
- Remove lavender.
- Squeeze the juice of about 4 lemons, or until you get ½ a cup of lemon juice.
- In a pitcher, add lemon juice, blueberry lavender syrup and cold water.
- Stir to combine.
- Fill half a glass with ice and pour lemonade over it. Serve it right away.