Lavender Lemonade

makes approx. 1.2 litre

Home-made lemonade infused with floral loveliness


  • 875ml still water
  • 2 tsp dried lavender buds
  • 100g sugar
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • A few small lavender springs to garnish, optional


  1. Place the lavender into a heatproof bowl. Boil 300ml of the water in a saucepan and pour over the lavender. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes, then strain the liquid back into the pan ─ discard the lavender.
  2. Add the remaining water and sugar to the pan bring to the boil then simmer for a minute or two.
  3. Transfer to a large jug, add the lemon juice, stir and allow to cool. Once cool, chill in the fridge until needed. Serve over ice cubes and garnish with lavender sprigs, if using.