Drinks | June 14, 2018

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

Lemonade is the perfect summer refreshment, right?  We have some pretty killer lemonade recipes here on the blog.  Be sure to check out our classic lemonade and our strawberry lemonade.  Divine.  But today I want to talk to you about my newest creation.  Sparkling Lavender lemonade.

lavender lemonade in a glass jar with a striped straw

The Benefits of Lavender

I think every mom out there needs a little R&R, and this lemonade is just that.  Lavender is kind of the swiss army knife of home remedies.  It aids in:

  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • headaches
  • depression
  • allergies
  • the common cold
  • stress,
  • skin irritations

And that is only naming a few.  So why not add a little lavender to your lemonade.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade ingredients

Use Food Grade Essential Oil

For this recipe I used lavender essential oil, but fresh lavender flowers and dry lavender will work just the same. If using dry lavender make sure it is culinary lavender.  I’ll give you the run down in the recipe below.  If you do opt to use essential oil – please make sure that it is food grade.  Not all essential oils are created equally.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade ingredients

How I Make My Bubbles

For the sparkling part of this recipe I used my Kitchenaid Sparkling Beverage Maker powered by SodaStream.  I seriously LOVE this machine.  I use it all the time.  For some more ideas check out my Coconut Lime Spritzer Recipe.

I carbonated some plain old tap water and added it to my simple syrup, lemon juice, and lavender.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade in a glass jar

How To Make Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is simply water and sugar.  To make this:

  1. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan.
  2. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Cool.

Sparkling Lavender Lemonade in a glass jar with a striped straw

A Crowd Pleaser

This lavender lemonade recipe is perfect for:

  • a summer afternoon
  • a brunch
  • backyard bbq

Not only is it beautiful, but is is so unique and delicious!

overhead shot of 3 glasses of Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

Pure Refreshment

It doesn’t get much more refreshing than this.

  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • crisp sparkling cold water
  • that beautiful floral note from the lavender

3 glasses of Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

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5 from 2 votes
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Popular Los Angeles food blogger Oh So Delicioso features her delicious Sparkling Lavender Lemonade on her blog, made with only a few ingredients.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lavender lemonade, sparkling lavender drink, summer drinks with lavender
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil or 1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 springs fresh lavender
  • 1 cup lemon juice about 6 lemons juiced
  • 3 cups cold sparkling water
  • 1 drop purple food coloring optional
Instructions
  1. Create a simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. If using fresh or dried lavender add that to your saucepan.
  2. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. using a fine mesh strainer, strain lavender from the simple syrup.
  4. Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in a 1 quart pitcher. If using essential oil, add 2 drops of lavender oil.
  5. Add food coloring if desired.
  6. Serve with ice and lemon slices.
Recipe Notes

For this recipe I used lavender essential oil, but fresh lavender flowers and dry lavender will work just the same. If using dry lavender make sure it is culinary lavender.  I'll give you the run down in the recipe below.  If you do opt to use essential oil - please make sure that it is food grade.  Not all essential oils are created equally.

 

Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 165
% Daily Value*
Sodium 63mg 3%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Sugars 41g
Vitamin C 22.9%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. I heard that digesting lavendar oil was toxic, especially for men.????? I will try this recipe using culinary dried lavendar. Sounds delish!

    1. Hi Jessica, I use pharmaceutical grade oils that are safe for ingesting – but I will definitely look into it! Let me know how it turns out with the dried lavender!

  2. Made the lavender tea………amazing!
    My only question: how do you add food coloring to yellow lemonade without it turning an ugly gray color? Tried it with Just a glass and it looked awful.