Sweet and tart lemonade is the perfect refreshing drink for summertime, and this Lavender Lemonade Recipe is a great way to relax and unwind.
Lavender is a great herb and is part of the mint family and has a slightly sweet floral flavor (say that 5 times fast!) It is often used in salads and dressings, and of course is a part of a blend of herbs called herbes de Provence, which is commonly used in French cooking. Depending on your climate, you can grown lavender at home and use it for a variety of purposes – it’s a great way to easy tension, headaches and anxiety.
What does lavender taste like?
Lavender is a member of the mint family and some people think it has a subtle hint of mint. It is definitely a unique and distinctive earthy flavor all it’s own, however. As the old saying goes, “a little goes a long way as lavender” has a very floral aroma and flavor.
“Herbaceous,” “woody,” “undertone of mint,” “earthy,” “smokey,” “apple-like” and “green” are descriptive of the taste of lavender. A member of the mint plant family, lavender has a unique and distinctive flavor that separates it from other species of mint. Lavender presents a floral, pungent aroma and flavor.
Is lavender edible and safe?
Culinary lavender is considered safe to ingest. For more information on the safety visit the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
But back to our lavender lemonade recipe… today we’re using lavender buds to flavor our lemonade. To do that, we’re going to create a ‘lavender essence’ by boiling the lavender buds.
Where can I buy lavender?
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You can find lavender at many natural food stores or order it online. Be sure that you use culinary lavender.
Serve your lemonade with a lemon slice or wedge, and a sprig of lavender for a beautiful presentation. Wouldn’t this be lovely for a bridal shower or mother’s day?
Sweets that compliment Lavender Lemonade
If you’re planning an elegant brunch or lunch party, think about serving this lavender lemonade. Both lavender and lemon pair wonderfully with blueberries and blackberries as well as basil and honey. Here are a couple of recipes you might also consider:
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To create a lavender lemonade spritzer, replace the water with lemon lime soda or white white. If you prefer hard alcohol, add 1 shot of vodka to each 8-ounce glass.
Lavender Lemonade Recipe
You’ll want to serve this lemonade immediately. It is not as good the next day, so kick back and cool off with a tall refreshing glass of Lavender Lemonade today! If you love this recipe, please give it 5 Stars.
- Buds from 4 lavender stems OR 3 tablespoons dried lavender buds
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 can lemonade concentrate plus the water called for, less 3/4 cup
- Optional 1 drop each of red and blue food coloring
- 1 lemon sliced (for garnish)
- lavender sprigs and/or lemon wheels for garnish
- In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil.
- Remove from the heat and add the lavender buds. Cover and allow to cool.
- After the lavender-infused water is cooled, strain the buds out.
- In a large pitcher, add the lemonade concentrate. Use the water measurement on the can, less 3/4 cup.
- Stir in the lavender water and the food coloring, if desired.
- Chill the lavender lemonade mixture for 1 hour before serving.
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