Honey Lavender Lemonade

Honey Lavender Lemonade RecipeI know summer is winding down, but it’s not quite time to bring out the apple cider just yet.  This honey lavender lemonade that I’ve been making this summer has become a favorite around here and it would be perfect for any Labor Day gatherings you guys might be getting ready for so I thought I’d share it.

Honey Lavender Lemonade Recipe (just 4 ingredients)Just four ingredients and so simple that you’ll remember the recipe by heart after you make it once.  This has been such a refreshing treat on hot days and the hint of lavender makes it totally different than any other lemonade you’ve tried.  It’s like lemonade’s more mature, much more elegant (though slightly earthy) older sister.  And I haven’t tried it, but I bet adding some vodka here would make a fantastic cocktail.Make a lavender satchel from a coffee filter to steep in homemade lemonadeYou could add the dried lavender straight in to the lemonade and strain it out later, but I like to make a simple satchel with a coffee filter and butcher’s twine to make it easier on myself.

Honey Lavender Lemonade Recipe (just 4 ingredients)Honey Lavender Lemonade 

makes 2 quarts

6 and 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup fresh squeezed  lemon juice (from about 4-6 lemons)

1/2 cup honey

2 Tablespoons dried lavender (or 6-8 sprigs if you have that)

Bring water to a boil, then transfer to pitcher and add honey, stirring until dissolved.  Add in lemon juice, stir, and then the lavender (see note above about using a quickie-handmade satchel to steep the lavender in the lemonade).

Allow to cool to room temperature, poor over ice, and enjoy!  3Honey Lavender Lemonade Recipe (just 4 ingredients)

8 Responses to “Honey Lavender Lemonade”

  1. Celestine

    Oooh perfect timing! I’ve been meaning to do a week of detox and this might just be the drink to help me get through it. Thanks!

    • Katy

      Oh I hadn’t even thought of that, but I bet you’re right! Good luck to you, let me know how the detox goes (I’ve always wanted to do one, but I’m afraid I would give in and ravenously eat a whole cake or something ;) PS – you look like Mindy Kaling in your profile pic – too cute!!

  2. Brittney

    I’ve been drinking homemade lemonade all summer… So excited to try this next time :) Probably going to make it tonight since I have some lemons laying around.

  3. Lin Miller

    Tried this two weekends ago after visiting a farmers market that had fresh cut lavendar and immediately thought of you and this recipe. So I tried it and I loved it. Husband, Ron liked it better with a shot of vodka. To each his own I say.

  4. Krista

    This recipe looks great! Can it be made ahead and refrigerated? Or does the honey solidify too much?


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