Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the first recipe I've come across with lavender and lime in combination. From Refreshing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 34 cups superfine sugar (read *NOTE)
  • 14 cup dried lavender or 14 cup fresh lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • lime slice, thinly cut
  • lavender flowers


  1. *NOTE: To make your own superfine sugar, place the granulated sugar in a blender and whirl until the grains are very small but not powdery.
  2. SIMPLE SYRUP: In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 2 cups water, superfine sugar, lavender and lime zest.
  3. Bring mixture to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Remove pan from heat and let syrup stand for 10 minutes. Strain and discard lavender.
  5. LIMEADE: In large pitcher, stir together the simple syrup, lime juice and the remaining 4 cups water.
  6. Serve over ice, with lime slice as a garnish.
  7. For presentation, float a sprig of lavender on top of each serving.
  8. Yield is estimated.


Most Helpful

FABULOUS! We liked it as written but, on a whim, I added a shot of tequila one night and it was great. The following nights I tried rum and vodka and it worked with them all! Even my husband, who is a staunch wine drinker, loved it and wanted his own drink. I think adding some mint along with rum would be very mojito-ish. This would be a wonderful base mix when entertaining as people could add the liquor of their choice...

jill_turner25_12916772 July 11, 2014

Now that the heat wave is over, my lavender decided to give blooming another shot, so I gave this a try and I'm glad I did! I didn't quite have enough lavender, so the flavor was *very* subtle, but DH and I both loved it. I did cut back the amount of sugar because I like my limeade pretty "tarty", but DH said it could stand a tiny bit more sugar next time. I guess I will have to find that happy medium! Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, Cookgirl, this will be making a regular appearance at my summer parties!

Spice Princess September 06, 2011

i love it but think it would be very successful with less sugar. I could be wrong, too. Excellent flavors & very easy. I used my microwave! made for veggie swap 7/10. :)

Elmotoo July 31, 2010

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