I came up with this Lavender Ginger Lemonade Summer Drink Recipe on a whim when I was craving some lemonade and had a bit of fresh ginger leftover from another recipe. I decided to try lavender in the mix because I love it so much and I wanted to share this lemonade with Iris so I thought some calming lavender would be a great addition!
If you don't have fresh lavender on hand, you can always leave it out. The ginger lemonade, without the lavender, would be great for pregnant women needing morning sickness relief. I wish I would have thought to made this when I was pregnant and sooo sick...although I'm not sure I could have mustered up the energy.
This Lavender Ginger Lemonade recipe also makes a delicious popsicle for your teething baby or toddler. Iris LOVED this lemonade as a popsicle! It was fun for something different other than her usual smoothie popsicles or chamomile popsicles. If you need popsicle holders, you can find our favorites with all of our favorite toddler products.
6 lemons squeezed or peeled
8 grates of fresh ginger (or 1 Tbsp)
3 tsp fresh lavender in water
1-3 tablespoon honey
6 pieces of ice
Grate your ginger with the side of your grater or chop off about 1 Tablespoon off the end and put it in your blender.
Microwave a coffee mug full of water for about 1:30 in the microwave and steep 3 tsp if fresh lavender until it cools. Add 1-3 Tablespoons of honey while the water is still warm and stir to dissolve (we do one or two, but if you’re used to or prefer sweeter lemonade to cut the sour lemons you’ll want more).
Put the lavender tea in the blender and add ice. Blend until the ginger and ice are completely blended and the lemonade is all liquid. Pour into a reused glass juice jar or other pitcher (I prefer jar because we don't drink ours quickly and that way it has a lid).
Cool until ready to drink, or if you're like us pour over ice and enjoy because you can't wait. Cheers!
This Lavender Ginger Lemonade would also be delicous with tequila, just sayin'. And the other day I omitted the lavender tea and added a few strawberries instead. That was REALLY calling for some rum or tequila! I won't judge.
Hope you enjoy this summer drink recipe and please let me know if you try it, I'd love to see your photos and to know if you loved it as much as we did! Make sure to tag me on any Instagram stories or posts so I can share how yours turned out. And make sure to check out my other drink recipes!