Friday, August 4, 2017

"Glory in a Glass" Recipe

A few days ago I wrote about a wonderfully refreshing lavender lemonade that I sampled at a restaurant in a city an hour from my home.

Determined to recreate it, I went online and did my usual research (if you don't know me, I love to research) and found numerous recipes that looked interesting.

One in particular worked perfectly today!


1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp dried lavender or 10 sprigs fresh lavender
1 cup lemon juice (about 6 lemons juiced)
8 cups cold sparkling water
1 drop purple food coloring (I didn't use it but you could if you wanted!)


Create a simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Add fresh or dried lavender to your saucepan.

Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.

Using a fine mesh strainer, strain lavender from the simple syrup.

Combine lemon juice, simple syrup, and cold sparkling water in a 1 quart pitcher. 

Add food coloring if desired.

Serve with ice and lemon slices.

Adapted from HERE

Because I didn't want to make a whole pitcher, I experimented with what proportions were needed for a single glass. I found that 2 TB of the simple lavender syrup added to 1 TB of fresh lemon juice, along with 1 1/2 cups of sparkling water was perfect! **Oh, and don't forget a few ice cubes!**

The lavender I used was some I'd picked and brought home from Croatia last summer. It had dried nicely, so I just picked the buds off the stems until I had 1 TB of dried lavender, then added it to the water and sugar to simmer. 

If you have some lavender around your home, or have a farmer's market nearby where they sell it, give this recipe a try for a little "glory in a glass"!


  1. This sounds so good! Now you just need some lavender cupcakes to go with it! I'll let you know when I get around to making some.

  2. you would prefer not to be lamenting your buy part of the way through the late spring! Go for as well as can be expected.