Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

Refreshing, delicious, and absolutely beautiful. Blueberry Lavender Lemonade is sweet, tart, and the perfect summer drink when fresh berries are in season.

This post is sponsored by Oregon Blueberry Growers. All opinions are my own.



I have lived in Oregon my entire life and one of the many perks about living in a farming community is the fresh summer produce. Blueberries here in Oregon are at the peak of their season so it’s the perfect time to stock up and enjoy this beloved berry.

Oregon is one of the top producers of blueberries in the nation, with over 350 blueberry growers in the state. In 2021, 145 million pounds were harvested. Wow! I knew we produced a lot of blueberries but this is impressive!

Another great benefit in having so many local blueberry fields is the opportunity to pick FRESH berries. When produce is picked fresh it’s much more nutrient-dense, and lasts much longer. Plus, there is something really special about plucking fresh fruit and veggies right from the source, am I right?!

For my Blueberry Lavender Lemonade I’m using freshly picked Oregon blueberries. They are plump, ripe, and juicy, and have the very best flavor. I also use dried Organic Culinary Lavender to give the lemonade a slight essence. I love lavender and it pairs beautifully with lemons and blueberries.

The best part about this gorgeous berry lemonade (besides the taste) is it’s easy to make! The hardest part about the recipe is waiting for the Blueberry Lavender simple syrup to cool. 😉



Ingredients For Blueberry Lavender Lemonade:

  • Water– To balance out the sweetness from the simple syrup and tartness from the lemons.
  • Sugar- I use organic granulated but you can also substitute with Monk Fruit Sugar Blend for a lower-calorie/keto friendly sweetener.
  • Freshly picked Oregon Blueberries – make sure the berries are a dark blue color. This will give the lemonade the best blueberry flavor and color.
  • Dried Culinary Lavender– It’s important to make sure the dried lavender is culinary grade. Some lavender is bitter in taste and not meant for consuming.
  • Lemons- Pick out lemons that are slightly soft when you squeeze them. I also find the darker the yellow, the juicier the lemon.

Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?

Yes! While fresh is better for this recipe, frozen is a great option if you don’t have access to fresh blueberries.

How Long Does Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Last?

Homemade lemonade will last about 5-7 days in the fridge.

Can I Freeze Homemade Lemonade?

Yes! Frozen lemonade will last about 8 months in the freezer. You can also place leftover lemonade in ice cube trays for a sweet treat to add to your drinks.

Make A Cocktail Using Blueberry Lavender Lemonade.

Add ice to a cocktail shaker along with 1 or 2 shots of clear liquor like vodka or white rum. Fill the rest of the way with Blueberry Lavender Lemonade. Pour in a large glass with ice and top off with club soda or tonic water for some fizz. Super yummy!



How To Make Blueberry Lavender Lemonade:

  1. Add water and sugar to a small pot and dissolve sugar on medium heat.
  2. Once sugar is dissolved and water is clear, add fresh blueberries and dried lavender. Bring to a boil then simmer on medium/low for 5 minutes. The berries should be broken down and the water a deep purple color.
  3. Remove simple syrup from heat and let cool to room temperature. Strain in a fine strainer and discard the blueberry pulp.
  4. Juice lemons and strain to make sure there aren’t any seeds or pulp.
  5. Add water to a large pitcher, then lemon juice, followed by cooled simple syrup.
  6. Stir and place in the fridge to chill. Serve lemonade over ice and garnish with fresh blueberries and a lemon wedge.

Tips:

  • Place lemons in the microwave to get the most juice out of your lemons. Place them whole in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to slightly soften.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer like this one to ensure you get the smoothest simple syrup.


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Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

Refreshing, delicious, and absolutely beautiful. Blueberry Lavender Lemonade is sweet, tart, and the perfect summer drink when fresh berries are in season.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 7 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar can use monk fruit sugar blend for a lower calorie lemonade. See link below post
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries can use frozen if you don't have access to fresh berries
  • 2 tsp dried culinary lavender buds see link below post
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 8 medium lemons
  • lemon slices and fresh blueberries for garnish

Instructions
 

Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup

  • Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in 1 1/2 cups of water in a pot on medium heat. Stir constantly.
  • When water is clear, add blueberries and dried lavender. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 5 minutes. The berries should be broken down and the mixture a dark purple color. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • After simple syrup is cooled, strain liquid through a fine strainer and discard the pulp. You may have to do this twice depending on your strainer. You want the liquid to be smooth and free of skin, seeds and lavender buds.

Assemble Lemonade

  • Add 6 cups of water to a large pitcher along with lemon juice and blueberry simple syrup. Stir to combine and place in fridge to chill.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices and fresh blueberries.

Notes

Tips:
  • Place lemons in the microwave- To get the most juice out of your lemons, place them whole in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the inside.
  • Fresh berries are best- Using fresh blueberries adds the most berry flavor to lemonade.
  • Dried lavender- Not all dried lavender is equal. Make sure to use culinary grade. Some lavender can be bitter so you want to make sure it’s made for consuming.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer like this one to ensure you get the smoothest simple syrup.
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Keyword Blueberries, Dried Lavender, granulated sugar, Lemonade, Lemons, Water
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving 
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g0%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 11mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 29.4g11%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g3%
Total Sugars 28.2g 
Protein 0.4g 
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0mg2%
Potassium 52mg1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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