Lavender Lemonade

Lavender adds a delightfully different dimension to this refreshing summer favorite.

Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 115
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.9g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 4mg

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh lavender leaves
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • Lavender stems

Preparation

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Combine the boiling water and lavender in a medium bowl; cover and steep 30 minutes. Strain the lavender mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard lavender leaves.
  2. Combine 3 cups water and sugar in saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Combine lavender water, sugar syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Cover and chill. Serve over ice. Garnish lemonade with lavender stems, if desired.
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