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Refreshing Lavender Lemonade

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A highly refreshing and soothing Lavender Lemonade recipe filled with simple and delicious ingredients. This easy drink recipe is naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and can easily be made refined sugar-free, to boot!

A clear pitcher filled with purple lavender lemonade topped with fresh lemon slices.

Lavender lemonade is both soothing and refreshing, perfect for a moment of relaxation after a stressful day. The delicate, aromatic flavors of the lavender tone down the zesty citrus taste of the lemon juice to create a harmonious combination. 

A tall clear glass filled with lavender lemonade garnished with lemon wedges.

On hot, sticky, afternoons I love to make a pitcher of lavender lemonade to have ready for when everyone comes home from school and work. Enjoying a glassful with lots of ice is the perfect ritual to help us all cool off and forget about the day as we relax into our evening. Plus, the natural stress-relieving properties of lavender make it the ideal drink to help you unwind.

A pitcher filled with a purple liquid garnished with lavender flowers.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Lavender lemonade is simple to make, and it doesn’t take much time at all.
  • Making your lemonade yourself means that you use a lot less sugar!
  • It’s a delicious combination of zesty and floral.
  • It contains lavender, which is known for its healing properties. Just one of its many uses is helping with relaxation.
  • Fresh lemon juice is an excellent source of Vitamin C.
  • This recipe is naturally dairy, gluten and nut-free.
A lemon slice garnishes a tall clear glass filled with ice and purple lavender lemonade.

🗒️ Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Lavender simple syrup: Lavender syrup is the prominent flavor of lavender lemonade. You can buy it, but if you want all of the health benefits, then making it yourself using dried lavender buds is a better option. 
  • Lemon juice: Use either fresh or bottled lemon juice to give your lemonade a citrus zest.
  • Vanilla extract: Gives your drink some extra sweetness without extra sugar!
A picture filled with dark purple lemonade with fresh lemon slices floating on top.

🍹 How-to Make

I promised you a simple recipe, so here it is.

All you need to do is take a large pitcher and add the lavender simple syrup, water, lemon juice and vanilla extract to it. Then, give everything a good stir.

That’s it! Serve over ice, and enjoy!

🥡 Storage

Lavender lemonade is best-served ice cold, so if you want to store it, you should keep it in the fridge.

Lavender lemonade is so quick to make that you could just store a bottle of lavender simple syrup in the fridge, and then when you fancy a glass of lemonade, make a fresh pitcher!

A tall clear glass of purple drink on ice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is lavender lemonade good for?

Try lavender lemonade if you want some help relaxing. Lavender has been used for centuries as a natural stress-reliever. It’s also thought to help with things like digestive issues and headaches.

Does lavender lemonade make you sleepy?

Lavender lemonade is a great drink to try if you can’t sleep on a warm night because it will cool you down, and lavender is thought to help with insomnia.

Is lavender lemonade good for you?

Homemade lavender lemonade is much better for you than any lemonade that you might buy at the grocery store because it contains a lot less sugar. 

Making lemonade at home means that you get all the benefits of hydration, additional Vitamin C and antioxidants, plus the benefits of the lavender, without the excess sugar.

Purple lavender lemonade being poured into a tall glass pitcher.

💭 Top Tips

  • If you want your lavender lemonade to look as good as it tastes, try adding a few drops of purple food coloring! I like to use natural fruit and vegetable-based food coloring to keep my lavender lemonade as clean as possible.
  • Garnish with fresh lavender or dried lavender flowers before serving.
  • This is a fabulous alcoholic beverage served mocktail-style, but if you want to make it a cocktail, you can add a splash of vodka or champagne for a fun twist.
Top shot of a glass filled with ice and lavender colored beverage.

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A glass of purple lemonade next to a dish filled with lavender flowers and a tall clear pitcher filled with lavender lemonade and fresh lemon slices.

For another refereshing beverage option, check out this delicious Nimbu Pani / Shikanji (Indian Limeade)!

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

A highly refreshing and soothing Lavender Lemonade recipe filled with simple and delicious ingredients. This easy drink recipe is naturally vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and can easily be made refined sugar-free, to boot!
4.97 from 51 votes
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: French
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 7 servings
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup lavender simple syrup
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice fresh or bottled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • natural food coloring optional


  • To a large pitcher, add the lavender simple syrup, water, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add a dash of natural food coloring, if using. Stir well.
  • Serve over ice and enjoy!
  • Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.


I mix purple and blue natural food coloring to color my lemonade when making this recipe.
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Serving: 1glass | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is my favourite summer drink! I adore lavender and it works perfectly in a lemonade! Great recipe – just the right amount of sweetness and floral notes. Thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    Such a pretty color! I used to think lavender only belonged in my bathtub, LOL But I had some lavender rice served with halibut at a local restaurant recently and it was absolutely delicious. I’ll be trying your lavender lemonade soon!

  3. 5 stars
    Perfect for the Summers and perfect for an awesome evening with friends and family. This is so refreshing.

  4. 5 stars
    Just lovely! The lavender flavor is subtle but so perfect with the lemon! Everyone loved it