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Lavender Lemonade

I remember the first time I ever tried lavender lemonade and with its delightful combination of sweet and sour, it truly was something I couldn’t get enough of! I was in New Haven, Connecticut for the day and we stopped in an area close to Yale for lunch. With lots of dining options to choose from, I decided to go with an adorable vegetarian restaurant known as Claire’s Corner Copia and on its menu is where I found this most refreshing of summer drinks.

I love lemonade as is, but this recipe just knocks it out the park! The addition of the lavender adds an amazingly refreshing,Β yet not overwhelming floral note that I’ve yet to encounter anywhere else, and I love how the lavender tints everything in such a pretty shade of purplish pink πŸ’œ

DSC_0072For this recipe, I used the Culinary Lavender from a local family owned-and-run business called Lavender By the Bay that is based out of the North Fork region on Long Island. They sell two types of lavender – English and French – with the English usually being used in cooking, and is the type that I used when making this recipe.

DSC_0092I loved the way this lemonade turned out and I think you will too! It’s the perfect drink for birthday parties or barbecues and your friends and family will definitely be impressed with this twist on the ol’ time classic.

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I’ll be bringing this to Fiesta Friday #81 and I’ll hope to see you all there!

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Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients

  • Approximately 15-16 Lemons (The ones I used were really tiny, so you may need even less)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 6 cup Water
  • 3 tablespoons Culinary Lavender

Preparation

  1. Put 1 cup of the water and the 3 tablespoons in a pot and heat until the sugar has just dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool before placing in refrigerator to allow lavender to steep overnight.
  2. Squeeze the lemons into a cup or bowl and add to a pitcher, along with the leftover 5 cups of water.
  3. Remove the lavender/sugar syrup from the refrigerator and strain the lavender out.
  4. Slowly add the syrup to the pitcher and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour over ice and enjoy!

29 Comments

  • Lavender and lemonade — my two favorite things! So cool, I’ll definitely try this out soon.

    xo, endlesspostcards.com

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Definitely do give it a try! It’s a lovely, refreshing drink perfect for hot summer nights πŸ™‚

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  • I like to make this flavorful lemonade too!

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Isn’t it amazing?! I wish I could drink it all the time πŸ˜€

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  • Lily
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    Now that is a refreshing drink, I love the combination of lemon and lavender, just delicious!

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      I could drink this every day of the summer if I could! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  • This looks AMAZING! I love the flavour of lavender in lemonade, and that colour is so beautiful… πŸ™‚ Now I’m craving for some!

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Thank you!! It has really become one of my favorite things to drink πŸ˜€

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  • NancyC
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    This lemonade sounds so good–and I love the soft pink color!

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Thank you! It’s definitely a new favorite drink of mine πŸ˜‰

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  • skd
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    This looks like one aromatic and refreshing drink.

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      It definitely was! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  • Jenny
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    This lemonade looks so refreshing! I tried some lavender lemonade once at a lavender farm here in Michigan. It was delicious. I will have to try to make it, since we do have lavender in our garden.

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Please do give it a try! It’s so simple and such a yummy drink. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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  • Loretta
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    Wow! such a gorgeous shade, the colors and photo arrangements are just beautiful too. It draws you into the article. I keep telling myself I need to experiment with lavender, and then had no idea that you couldn’t just pick some from the garden and go with it. I saw another recipe with shortbread lavender cookies, just lovely! I’m definitely going to give this a go. πŸ™‚

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Loretta, you’re too sweet! I just got a new camera and have been experimenting with photography, so that really is such a big compliment πŸ˜€ Lavender is quickly becoming my favorite thing to try. I’ve only made the lemonade so far, but the sky’s the limit!

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  • lili
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    Such a lovely drink Justine – pretty and interesting! Must try lavender some time too… Thanks for the inspiration! πŸ™‚

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      You must give lavender a try at least once! It provides such a vibrant, but subtle flavor that’s amazing. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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  • My family loves homemade lemonade, but I usually make it with lilacs (we have several huge lilac bushes on our property, which I dry each year). I’ve never made it with lavender, so I’ll have to try it. I love the subtle color of your lemonade and your beautiful pictures make it look so good!

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Lilac lemonade sounds amazing! I’ve got to try that one day. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

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  • have never heard of lavender lemonade but gee it looks pretty. Bet it tastes amazing.

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Thank you so much! It really was such fun to make a drink πŸ™‚

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  • Natalie
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    This looks so refreshing and delicious. A perfect summery drink πŸ™‚

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Thank you! It is perfect for hot summer nights πŸ™‚

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  • Angie
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    Very nice, Justine! Looks so pretty and refreshing!

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      Thank you, Angie!! πŸ™‚

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  • […] Lavender Lemonade from Justine @ Born and Bred in Brooklyn […]

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  • So pretty as well as refreshing Justine. There is a gorgeous lavender farm in Bucks County, PA, Carousel Farm that is worth a fall visit to.

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    • bornandbredinbrooklyn
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      That farm sounds amazing! I’d love to visit one day πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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