An elegant and healthy twist on lemonade
Introducing the delightful Lavender Coconut Lemonade recipe – a true gem I stumbled upon and couldn’t wait to share!
This exquisite beverage has quickly become one of my proudest creations for several reasons.
First, it’s incredibly easy to make, making it a hassle-free treat for any occasion.
Even more impressive is its amazing taste, which appeals not only to lemonade and lavender enthusiasts but even to those who may not be the biggest fans of either flavor (I count myself among them!).
But here’s the real kicker – this lemonade doesn’t require any cooking any syrup and gets its beautiful color completely naturally.
And that’s not all – the addition of coconut water makes this lemonade incredibly hydrating, perfect for staying refreshed on warm days.
And the coconut water adding its own touch of sweetness, this recipe needs less sweetener than most traditional lemonades.
Plus, it’s incredibly versatile, allowing you to easily adjust the sweetness to your liking and even substitute the sugar for any alternative of your choice.
Get ready to experience the perfect balance of flavors in this refreshing Lavender Coconut Lemonade!
Ingredient Tips and Substitutes
Lavender tea is created by steeping lavender flowers in hot water.
You have the option of using either previously dried lavender or fresh lavender flowers.
Just make sure you use food-grade lavender flowers to ensure they are safe for consumption.
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea
Using butterfly pea tea is optional, but it’s what gives the drink its whimsical violet color.
Butterfly pea flowers create a tea with an intense blue hue that transforms into a beautiful purple when you add some lemon.
You only need a small amount of butterfly pea tea for this delightful lemonade.
I personally used dried flowers, but you can also use it in powder form if that’s what you have.
More butterfly pea flower tea recipes:
Regular tap water works well, but boil it first to steep the flowers.
Since the water is hot, any sweetener will easily dissolve in it.
The trick lies in only using a small amount of water to create a concentrated lavender tea.
This reduces the waiting time for it to cool down.
Actually, you didn’t really need to wait for it to cool down because adding some ice will quickly cool down it.
You may use either fresh squeezed lemon juice or store-bought bottled lemon juice.
Time needed: 15 minutes
How to make lavender coconut lemonade
- Make lavender tea
Cover the lavender and the butterfly pea flowers in freshly boiled hot water. Let steep for 5-10 minutes.
- Sweeten to taste
Remove the flowers and sweeten to taste.
- Make coconut lemonade
Mix lemon juice with coconut water.
Pour the concentrated lavender-butterfly pea tea over ice cubes.
Then add the coconut water lemonade and enjoy how the blue tea turns violet.
- Make your lavender tea concentrated by using a small amount of water. This way, it will cool down quickly.
- If you don’t have butterfly pea flowers it’s okay. The taste will be almost the same; the drink will just have a lemonade-like color instead of a purple one.
Coconut Lavender Lemonade
- Citrus juicer
- ¼ tsp. Lavender
- 2 Butterfly pea flowers
- 3 Tbsp. Fresh boiled water
- 1 tsp. Sugar Optional – adapt to your taste
- ¾ Cup Ice cubes Optional – adapt to your taste
- ¾ Cup Coconut water
- 3 Tbsp. Lemon juice Roughly the juice of 1 lemon
- Cover the lavender and butterfly pea flower tea with freshly boiled hot water.Let steep for around 10 minutes.
- Once steep time is over, remove the tea flowers and sweeten.
- Combine coconut water with lemon juice.
- Pour the concentrated lavender-butterly pea tea over ice cubes. Top with coconut lemonade.