This crisp and zesty blueberry lavender lemonade is such a nice treat to enjoy all year around to help you stay hydrated or to cool off on a hot summer day. Made simply with blueberries, fresh lemons, dried lavender buds and a little sweetener, it is easy to make and healthy too!
We just had a windy winter storm -again- a few days ago, and I do hope this was our last one.
Because I don't know about you, but we are SO VERY MUCH ready for the spring to show up over here.
I am looking for a break of putting a thousand layers of snow gear on my kids in the morning, plus I need a good reason for more yummy lemonades to be made.
Not that I really need a reason to enjoy them all year round, but there is something about a hot summer day that calls for all the lemonades.
When I feel like making a special lemonade recipe, then I'll go for a pink dragon fruit lemonade (my kids favorite) or a strawberry lemonade made with Acai powder. They are actually quite easy to prepare and have a gorgeous color that's really appetizing. Or this electrolyte-rich coconut water lemonade on very hot days.
And since I have something for blueberries + lavender (also check out my lavender blueberry milk recipe ❤️), I tried combining these two ingredients together to make a new lemonade recipe and the result was simply amazing!
This blueberry lavender lemonade is perfectly balanced in flavor: the combo of sweet blueberries with zesty fresh lemons and aromatic lavender is just over the top for the taste buds.
If you want a strong lavender taste in a drink, then check out my lavender milk tea recipe. But in this case, the lavender flavor is more in the background, leaving most of the attention to the blueberries + lemons, but the addition of a mild sweet floral taste really is amazing here.
Plus, I love that this recipe includes healthy fruits to boost the nutrients of the refreshing drink. And look at that stunning blue-ish hue, so pretty!
Hope you give it a try! 😀
Highlights of this recipe
- Only 4 ingredients needed
- Floral pleasant taste that pairs well with the fruity flavors
- Perfect refreshing drink to make in the summer
- Great to make ahead and sip on during the week
- Filled with antioxidant-rich blueberries
- Fairly easy to make and such a great way to enjoy lavender
- You can sweeten the lemonade as much or as little as you want
- Healthy and can help you drink more and stay hydrated!
What you'll need
- Lavender buds: you can buy them online or in some grocery stores. Simply look for lavender buds that are culinary grade or edible (not for soap-making, for example).
- Fresh blueberries: I used about 25-30 small blueberries (or ⅓-1/2 cup).
- Fresh lemons: essential to make the best homemade lemonade, so do not use a bottled lemon juice, the flavor really won't be as good. You will need 2-3 lemons to get the ⅓ cup of lemon juice required.
- Sweetener: I used maple syrup, which is my go-to sweetener for drinks as it dissolves easily and adds a nice flavor too. Agave nectar, brown rice syrup or simple syrup should work too.
How to make a blueberry lavender lemonade
Make the lavender water
Add the water to a small pot and bring to a boil. Then, turn down the heat, add the lavender and stir. Cover and let the lavender buds steep for about 10 minutes.
Extract the lemon juice
Blend and serve
To a blender, add the blueberries, lemon juice, sweetener and then, place a fine mesh colander over the blender before pouring the lavender water over. Discard the lavender buds and then, blend on high until smooth.
Taste to adjust flavor to your liking and then pour in a serving glass. Top with ice cubes, lemon slices and more fresh blueberries, if desired.
- Adjust sweetness to your taste. The amount of sweetener you will use will vary a lot depending on your taste buds and also, how sweet vs tangy the lemons and blueberries are.
- You could make this lemonade without having to blend: similarly to making a strawberry mojito mocktail, simply crush the blueberries at the bottom of your serving glass before pouring the lemon juice, sweetener and lavender water over.
- After blending, if you still have lots of pieces of blueberry skins you want to remove, then simply pour the lemonade through a fine-mesh colander before serving to catch the larger pieces.
- For an ultra chilled lemonade, then cool down the lavender water in the fridge before serving.
This recipe is very easy to make your own and adjust the ingredients to your taste.
First, you can easily adjust how tangy or zesty you like your lemonade to be simply by adding more lemon juice. Same for sweetener, just taste and add more if you want to.
You can also make this drink completely sugar-free by adding stevia to your taste, if that's something that you want.
Feel-free to serve it a little differently and give it a nice bubbly effect! In that case, use half of the lemonade and half of sparkling water or soda water. This would then give you 2 sparkly lemonades.
For a nice fresh addition, then add some fresh herbs! Mint or basil would be great here: simply add the herbs to your blender and strain if you want to remove any remaining pieces of greens.
This is a single-portion blueberry flavored lemonade recipe, but if you do have leftovers or make more to keep for later, then keep it in an air-tight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Shake/stir well before serving.
You could also freeze in ice cubes the extra if you have any and add them to your glasses of water just the same as ice cubes to keep your water cold with a nice flavor.
I keep dried lavender buds all year around in the pantry for making tea and to use in the kitchen. But in the summer, you could also use fresh lavender from your garden! Dried lavender can easily be found online, where I think it is the easiest way to get it. Any brand is fine, as long as it is edible or culinary grade. I used the dried lavender buds from the brand Eat Well.
Yes! Add them to your blender and give them a few minutes to thaw slightly, just so they blend a little easier.
Yes! Simply triple-quadruple the recipe to serve in a pitcher if you are having guests over. You will need to blend in batches to fit the larger volume and feel-free to make it a few hours before you need it to chill it in the fridge and make it nice and crisp. Then, just pour over glasses that are filled with ice cubes.
No, I don't recommend it. The tiny bits of lavender buds are not very pleasant and it is best if removed before enjoying. Plus, the floral flavor would be too strong.
More refreshing drink recipes you might like
- Passion fruit mocktail
- Strawberry acai lemonade refresher
- Mango aqua fresca
- Lemon chia seed water
- Watermelon mint mojito mocktail
- Vegan horchata
- Iced blueberry matcha latte
- Oolong peach iced tea
- Pineapple slush
- Berry tonic
- Piña colada mocktail
- First watch kale tonic
- Strawberry kiwi flavored water
- Strawberry latte
Try those blueberry recipes next!
- Vegan blueberry cheesecake
- Blueberry pineapple smoothie
- Blueberry chia jam
- Berry tonic
- Lemon blueberry mug cake
- Blueberry lavender almond milk
- Iced blueberry matcha latte
- Vegan blueberry cobbler
- Blueberry mojito mocktail
I hope you like this blueberry lavender lemonade recipe as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 tsp dried lavender buds - or fresh lavender
- 25-30 blueberries - plus more for serving
- ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar - or to taste
- Bring the water to a boil in a small pot and then remove from the heat. Add the lavender buds, stir and cover. Let them steep for about 10 minutes. You can also transfer to the fridge for a few minutes so the lemonade is nice and chilled.
- To a blender, add the lemon juice, blueberries and maple syrup (start with less and add more as needed). Then, place a fine-mesh colander over the blender and pour the lavender water over. Discard the lavender buds and blend on high until smooth, then taste and adjust sweetener.
- Add about ½ cup of ice cubes to a tall serving glass and pour the blueberry lemonade over. You can decorate with more blueberries and a few slices of lemon. Enjoy!
- The lemonade can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- Adjust flavor to your taste by adding more lemon juice or sweetener if needed.
- You can also make a bubbly lemonade: to your serving glass, add half the lemonade and top it off with sparkling water or soda water. This would give you 2 sparkly lemonades.