Lavender buds lend subtle floral notes to a refreshing, homemade sparkling lemonade. The recipe comes from lavender afficionado Jennifer Vasich.




  • For syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the 2 cups water, the honey and lavender buds. Bring to boiling over medium heat; remove saucepan from heat as soon as the syrup comes to a boil. Let steep for 10 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a 2-quart pitcher; discard lavender buds. Let cool to room temperature; stir in lemon juice. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.

  • To serve, add the 2 cups sparkling water to the lemon mixture. Pour lemonade over ice cubes in tall glasses. Garnish each with a lemon wedge and a fresh sprig of lavender, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 mg sodium. 38 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein;