Honey Lavender Lemonade – Utah

It may surprise you to know that almost every state has a state insect. Utah’s state insect is the European honeybee, so designed in

Honey Lavender Lemonade - Utah

1983 after the lobbying efforts of schoolchildren. What’s more, Utah adopted the beehive as its official emblem in 1959. The beehive symbolizes the industry, perseverance and thrift of Utah’s first settlers.

Fitting then, that we should feature a recipe with honey as one of culinary lavenderthe ingredients. We recently were gifted with some pure culinary lavender (thanks Mom!) and thought that it would be the perfect addition to this honey lemonade. We love how the lavender turns the lemonade slightly pink. The taste is subtle, but if you want a stronger lavender flavor, add a bit more than one tablespoon and/or steep for longer than 30 minutes.

Visit Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. The park is a red rock paradise with over 2,000 natural stone arches.

Honey Lavender Lemonade

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon culinary lavender
  • 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, add 2 ½ cups water and honey. On medium heat, bring to steaming or until honey dissolves. Remove from heat, add lavender. Let steep 20-30 minutes. Strain liquid into a pitcher. Add lemon juice and additional 2 ½ cups water. Mix well. Serve chilled.

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6 thoughts on “Honey Lavender Lemonade – Utah”

  1. Every summer my state has a lavender festival that my mom ADORES! I used to go when I was younger, and we would get lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream. It was AWESOME!

  2. OK, this looks so refreshing Kat– but what makes “culinary lavender??” We have lavender in the side yard growing– would it work? would it poison us??? And love sweetening it with honey! Cheers! xox

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