Truth be told, this lemonade is the result of me trying to use up a bunch of lemons and grapefruits prior to vacation. I decided to add lavender because lavender lemonade is amazing! I had it once at a local cafè and I’ll never forget it.

Because grapefruit is naturally sweeter than lemons, the amount of cane sugar that I added is negligible compared to classic lemonade recipes. The end result is a relatively healthy, super refreshing summer beverage. And, since it’s Friday it can most certainly be used as a mixer. Personally, I think it would taste fabulous with gin. Happy weekend, guys!

Note: Recipe yields 1 liter of lemonade.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp. dried lavender
  • 2/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups cold water

What you’ll do:

  • Combine the sugar and hot water and stir until the sugar is dissolved
  • Add the lavender to a tea infuser and allow to steep in the hot liquid for about 10 minutes
  • Remove the infuser and discard the lavender
  • Add the infusion to a liter bottle along with the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and cold water
  • Stir until combined and store in the refrigerator until chilled
  • Serve over ice and enjoy!