Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another Northwest summer delight: lavender and ....

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender or 2 -3 tablespoons fresh lavender
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and 2_ cups water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
  2. Add lavender, cover, and remove from heat; let stand at least 20 minutes or up to several hours. Strain and discard lavender.
  3. Pour lavender syrup into a pitcher. Add lemon juice and remaining 2_ cups water. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve over ice, garnished with fresh lavender flowers.


Most Helpful

Delicious, but I couldn't pair it with anything... Very refreshing. The only thing I will differently next time is less sugar. Otherwise, perfect poured over lots of ice on a hot summer day! Thanks for sharing.

MrsK September 23, 2013

What a lovely change for a glass of lemonade. Super simple to make too. I used Splenda for he sugar but otherwise it was made as directed with the dried lavender. I let the syrup steep for 2 hrs and thoroughly enjoyed the result with it's sweet-tart and essence of lavender flavor. Made for Pool Party Tag 5/10.

Annacia May 13, 2010

This is so delicious! I used fresh lavender and I probably let the sugar, water and lavender steep for about 3 hours, while making some other recipes. What an easy recipe this was for how many ooh's & aah's it got from my family. I can't wait to make it for our summer BBQs! Thanks for sharing, BarbryT! :D Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 PAC-O.

**Tinkerbell** May 03, 2010

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