Pink Lavenade

Dried lavender flowers

Dried lavender flowers

I've got a new favorite summer drink! Pink lavenade --           which is just lavender tea lemonade. I have always considered lavender a non-food since the essential oil is not for internal ingestion. I've only ever used it as a room fragrance or on a sachet near my pillow at night. I've learned I can make tea from the Lavendula officinalis herb. When I found out that adding lemon juice to the tea makes a gorgeous pink lavenade I was super excited to give it a try! I add stevia drops as well to sweeten, but honey would work too, especially if you add the honey to the warm tea since it will dissolve faster!

M's Pink Lavenade

  • 3 Tbsp Lavendula officinalis flowers

  • 6 cups boiling water

  • Juice of 3 lemons

  • 40-50 stevia drops

Glass of lavender lemonade with lemon wedge and straw
  1. Pour boiling water over lavender flowers and steep 30 minutes.

  2. Strain lavender tea

  3. Add lemon juice and stevia (or honey)

  4. Chill and enjoy over ice!