An easy, almost-homemade, lavender lemonade recipe that uses either fresh lemons or lemon juice concentrate. Either way it's delicious!
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 1hour25minutes
Lavender Simple Syrup
1-2tablespoonsculinary grade dried lavender buds
7.5 oz.bottleMinute Maid Pure Lemon Juice from Concentrate(found in the freezer section with the juice)
OR 1cupfresh lemon juice(about 6 large lemons)
lavender simple syrup
fresh lemon slices
To make the lavender simple syrup:
Combine sugar, water, and lavender buds in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let steep for 1 - 2 hours. Using a fine strainer, pour the syrup into an airtight container. Discard the lavender buds. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
To make the lemonade:
In a large pitcher, combine the lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, vanilla, and 4 to 5 cups cold water. Stir and chill. Serve with fresh lemon slices.
(Begin with 4 cups water and taste. If it's too strong, add another cup of water.)