Lavender Tea Lemonade

Lavender Tea Lemonade is a delicious and unique twist on classic lemonade!  Made with frozen lemonade and steeped lavender tea.  Garnish with sprigs of lavender and slices of fresh lemon. So easy and tasty!

Today I’ve joined a group of blogger friends, and we are sharing 20 delicious summer drink recipes with you!  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing this Season Simplicity Summer Series.  In case you missed my other posts in this series, you can see them here: Summer Wildflower Wreath and DIY Hanging Trellis.   Make sure to check out all the delicious drink recipes in the links at the bottom of this post!  xo

Lavender Tea Lemonade

I love lavender.  The smell, the flowers…just everything about it.  I love that you can add it to flower bouquets, add sachets of dried flowers to your clothing drawers and you can even cook with it and add it to all kinds of recipes. If you haven’t tried lavender in baking, my Lavender Honey Bundt Cake is delicious!

Every summer I also like to grow pots of lavender in my little urban back yard, where you’ll often find me toodling around snipping herbs for dinner, deadheading plants, willing my dahlias to grow, and snipping lavender for recipes and little bouquets.  This year my lavender plants are so prolific so I’m enjoying being able to try new things with it.

One recipe that I have wanted to make for years now, is a lavender scented lemonade.  There’s just something so intriguing about lavender and lemons together…I tried a glass on vacation one time and have never been able to forget it.  I figured the time was now to try to make it at home.  First things first though…one must make Lavender Petal Ice Cubes for Lavender Tea Lemonade!

How to Make Lavender Petal Ice Cubes

How to Make Ice Cubes with Lavender Petals

This year I have been curious about adding edible flowers to so many different things.  I made this Lemon Tart with edible pansies, as well as this Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail with pansies frozen into the ice cubes.  I just love the idea of fresh flowers added as edible garnish.  So of course I had to make this Lavender Lemonade Recipe with ice cubes with lavender petals!  Here’s a quick instruction on how to make them:

  • Fill an ice cube tray half way with filtered water.
  • Add lavender petals.
  • Freeze.
  • Then add another layer of filtered water.
  • Freeze.

How to Make Lavender Tea

How to Make Lavender Tea

But the real star of this lemonade show is the lavender tea!  Many lavender lemonade recipes utilize a lavender simple syrup, but I didn’t want to use a syrup in my recipe because the lemonade portion is already sweet enough.  Instead, I decided to make a simple steeped lavender tea with my own lavender.  It’s so simple.

Lavender Tea Lemonade

Stress Free Recipe Tip!

For this recipe I took an ‘almost-homemade’ approach.  Not everything has to be made from scratch, because often times a store bought pre-made ingredient works great.  Of course you can make your own fresh, homemade lemonade, but for the sake of sanity and ease, I used a store-bought can of frozen lemonade concentrate for this recipe.  Lemonade is a staple in our home during the summer, so I always have cans of Minute Maid Lemonade Concentrate (12 fluid oz), in my freezer.  Saves time and tastes delicious.

Lavender Tea Lemonade

So I mixed up the lemonade using less water than I usually would, and added the lavender tea to top it up.

Lavender Tea Lemonade

The result is a delicious and refreshing lavender tea lemonade.  It tastes like lemonade with a hint of lavender…just enough to taste the lavender without it being too overpowering.  And depending on how long you steep your lavender tea, that will decide how much lavender flavour is added to the lemonade.  I let mine steep for a couple of hours.

Lavender Tea Lemonade

To make your Lavender Tea Lemonades extra fancy, add the lavender petal ice cubes, fresh lemon slices and fresh lavender sprigs.  So pretty.

Lavender Tea Lemonade

I hope you try this recipe and love it as much as I do!

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Lavender Tea Lemonade


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Lavender Tea Lemonade is a delicious and unique twist on classic lemonade!  Made with frozen lemonade and steeped lavender tea.  Garnish with sprigs of lavender and slices of fresh lemon. So easy and tasty!


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Ingredients

Lavender Tea:

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh lavender flowers
  • 2 cups boiling water

Lemonade:

  • 1 can frozen lemonade concentrate ( 12 fluid oz, or 355 mL – I like Minute Maid)
  • 2 cups water
  • ice cubes
  • sprigs of lavender and lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

Lavender Tea:

  1. Add the chopped lavender flowers to a tea ball or strainer, and place in a container big enough to hold at least 2 cups of hot water.
  2. Pour the hot water over the petals.
  3. Let steep for at least 1 hour.  I let my tea steep for a few hours for full flavour.
  4. Let cool completely.

Putting the Lavender Lemonade together:

  1. Make the lemonade according to package directions, EXCEPT, only add 2 cups of water, not the full amount as directed on the package.
  2. Add 2 cups of the lavender tea.
  3. Stir.
  4. Add the lavender ice cubes, sprigs of fresh lavender and lemon slices.
  5. Enjoy!

Lavender Tea Lemonade

So pretty and so uniquely delicious!

Lavender Tea Lemonade

More Summer Drink Recipes to Try:

Now make sure to take a tour of all the delicious drinks below!  I hope you’ll leave inspired to make something.

Blackberry Mango Real Fruit White Wine Slushies at The Happy Housie
Grapefruit Pineapple Margarita at Craftberry Bush
Elderflower Rose Wine Spritzer Cocktail at Modern Glam
Summer Sangria at Nina Hendrick
Simple Summertime Margaritas at The Handmade Home

Refreshing Summer Cocktail at Rooms FOR Rent
Pandora Frozen Nightblossom Recipe at All Things With Purpose
Lavender Tea Lemonade at A Pretty Life
Gingered Sangria Flora at Willow Street Interiors
Blueberry Basil Mule at My Sweet Savannah

Keto Ice Cap at Life is a Party
Lava Flow Cocktail at The Turquoise Home
Raspberry Watermelon Slush at Clean & Scentsible
Pina Colada Agua Fresca at Jenna Kate at Home
Banana Peach Smoothie at She Gave it a Go

Blackberry Mint Prosecco Smash at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Mojito Style Limeade at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz at The DIY Mommy
Classic Frozen Pina Colada at Finding Silver Pennies
Simple Whisky Sour at Place of My Taste
Frozen Peach Pineapple Strawberry Virgin Bellini at Summer Adams

Have a delicious day!

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Summer Adams
    June 26, 2019 at 10:31 AM

    Ok JoAnna, I love lavender anything so I can’t wait to make this!!! Thanks for sharing!! Xoxo ?

  • Reply
    Krista
    June 26, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    This looks pretty and delicious! Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!

  • Reply
    Danielle Driscoll
    June 26, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Ooooh, I’m a huge fan of lavender. LOVE it so much! These photos are so beautiful and can’t wait to try your recipe.

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      July 4, 2019 at 7:23 PM

      Thank you so much Danielle! It’s really lovely for summer!

  • Reply
    Jennifer Lifford
    June 27, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Oh goodness! This looks so pretty! I’ll have to try it!

  • Reply
    Ashley Stringfellow
    June 28, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    I love lavender lemonade – totally trying this! Love how you did the ice cubes.

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