Lavender Honey Lemonade

This lavender and honey lemonade is another refreshing summer beverage to add to my favorites list!  It combines tart, sweet and floral flavors perfectly.  This recipe was inspired by a recent mini road trip that I took with my two favorite gals to the Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms.

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I have been wanting to visit these lavender farms for years.  Finally my mom, daughter and I decided to make a day of it.  As you can see from the photos the view alone was worth the drive!

We roamed the lavender fields filling our baskets with fresh cut sprigs.  My little helper was getting overheated and a bit worried about the thousands of bees buzzing around us.  Once finished we took our lavender back to the cottage to be bundled and wrapped.

Lavender Fields - wonkywonderful.com
Lavender Fields - wonkywonderful.com

Exhausted from a hard days work in the fields, somebody was thirsty!  She slurped down about five glasses of lavender lemonade . . . luckily they are complimentary.  The next morning she requested ‘flower field lemonade’.  I aim to please, so I began whipping up a batch of Lavender and Honey Lemonade.

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Lavender Fields - wonkywonderful.com
Lavender Fields - wonkywonderful.com

It was a wonderful trip with gorgeous scenery and a very fragrant drive home.

Honey Lavender Lemonade - wonkywonderful.com

 This lemonade is made with four ingredients:  Lemons, water, honey and lavender . . . pure and simple.  Lavender is said to have a calming affect so I call this my Mellow-Yellow-ade.

Honey Lavender Lemonade - wonkywonderful.com

Lavender Honey Lemonade
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Filtered Water
  2. 1 cup Honey (I used local orange blossom honey)*
  3. 2 tsp Dried Culinary Lavender Flowers**
  4. 1 cup fresh Lemon Juice (about 4 large lemons)
  5. 2 cups Cold Filtered Water (or more to taste)
  6. Ice
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 cups water and 1 cup honey over medium heat until liquid begins to lightly simmer. (5-10 minutes)
  2. Add lavender and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour liquid through mesh strainer and discard lavender.
  5. Chill liquid in refrigerator. (about an hour)
  6. In a pitcher combine the lavender honey liquid, 1 cup lemon juice and 2 cups cold filtered water.***
  7. Serve over ice.
  8. Garnish with lemon wedges and lavender sprigs. (optional)
Notes
  1. *The color of the lemonade will be determined by how dark your honey is. Sugar will produce a light colored lemonade.
  2. **Culinary lavender is not chemically treated.
  3. ***For a milder tasting lemonade add more water.
Adapted from Taste of Home
Adapted from Taste of Home
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More Thirst Quenchers:
Strawberry Lemonade Fizz
Tropical Smoothie
Bloody Mary

Honey Lavender Lemonade - wonkywonderful.com

 “The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows. . . .”      - William Cullen Bryant

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Comments

  1. Oh, my! How delicious does this look?! I have never had lavender in a drink or any kind of food before, but this makes me want to try it. Your photos are so gorgeous!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Bethany! I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that I enjoyed the flavor of lavender. It is definitely worth a try sometime. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. this looks totally delish!!! And what a beautiful view!!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks June! And the view was definitely gorgeous! Have a great week :)

  3. What a beaytiful place these lavender fields! You girls look amazing in the lavender dresses.
    I also have never tasted a lavender drink…

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Selena! It is worth trying a lavender drink at least once, I really enjoyed it!

  4. I have been collecting lavender recipes and have harvested several bunches from my plants. I am definitely adding this refreshing drink to my first efforts! Thanks!

  5. That sounds really good. I may have to make that for my hubby it sounds right up his alley.

    Manda @ Our Wolf Den

  6. Kathy T says:

    What a lovely day! This sounds so refreshing. . I love your photo too. The burlap and the straws are the icing on the cake.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Kathy! We did have such a lovely day and the lavender lemonade is delish! Have a great week :)

  7. I love this project! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday
    “>Dandelion Wishes Wednesday
    . I’m also pinning this :)

  8. Wow, this sounds fantastic! I recently just experienced Brown Sugar Lemonade (which was awesome), so I’m totally intrigued to try it with honey and lavender. Thanks for the inspiration as always!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Oh my goodness, Brown Sugar Lemonade … that one is going on my list! Thanks for stopping by, Chris!

  9. I have heard of Lavender Lemonade but have yet to taste some! So happy to finally have a recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. You are SO lucky to be able to take a mini roadtrip there! What a beautiful scene. I could probably stay there for days.

    This drink looks so good and refreshing. Pinned!

  11. Oh wow, that sounds and looks so good! Different and refreshing :)

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Lyuba! This is definitely a nice change from regular lemonade. Have a lovely week!

  12. I went to my first lavender farm this summer, and loved it. I can’t wait to use some lavender to make this lemonade. It sounds and looks delciously refreshing.

  13. Beth says:

    Would subbing a high quality lavender essential oil work? I don’t have dried lavender available. :(

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Beth, I’ve never used a lavender essential oil. I would just make sure it is cosmetic grade and safe for use in skin care products.

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