Popular Los Angeles food blogger Oh So Delicioso features her delicious Sparkling Lavender Lemonade on her blog, made with only a few ingredients.
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Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 165 kcal
drops lavender essential oil or 1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 springs fresh lavender
about 6 lemons juiced
cold sparkling water
drop purple food coloring
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.
Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
using a fine mesh strainer, strain lavender from the simple syrup.
Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in a 1 quart pitcher. If using essential oil, add 2 drops of lavender oil.
Add food coloring if desired.
Serve with ice and lemon slices.
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
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
% Daily Value*
Vitamin C 18.9mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.