Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Calming lavender, tart lemons, sweet simple syrup, and bubbly sparkling water come together in this divine sparkling lavender lemonade. It's easy to make and a perfect, spa-like addition to your summer.
Servings: 5 servings
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 drops lavender extract or 1 tablespoon 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
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 extract, add 2 drops of lavender oil.
Add food coloring if desired.
Serve with ice and lemon slices.
Use a high-quality, food-grade, or culinary lavender essential oil or extract.
Roll your lemons before cutting them in half to release some of the juices and make them easier to squeeze.
Add the sparkling water just before serving.
Serve cold, over ice for the best flavor and temperature.
Adjust the sweetness or tartness to your own taste by adding more lemon or sweetener.
Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 17mg