Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

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Last Updated on July 27, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Easy lilac lemonade recipe is one of my favorite early summer recipes. Make this ice-cold refreshing drink today for a delicious new way to enjoy lemonade.

I’ve seen lots of different homemade lilac lemonade recipes. And, since we have 5 lilac trees on our property, I knew I needed to try this.

Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

Lilac Lemonade Recipe

If you love floral drink recipes like lavender lemonade, then why not try making lilac lemonade with fresh lilacs. The flowers of the lilac tree are completely edible. And, since they are so pretty, they make a pretty lemonade drink.

If you love summer drinks as much as I do, why not try these recipes:

Are you wondering about lilacs and landscaping? We have five or six lilac trees on our property. They've been here for years and I love the color and the scent

Can you eat lilacs?

Yes, most definitely. You can eat lilacs safely provided they have not been sprayed with chemicals. The next time you walk by, grab a flower or two to get an idea of what lilacs taste like.

You will need two or three flower heads of lilacs to make this recipe. You can pick an extra one if you want to use it to garnish your lemonade or your serving tray.

If you want another unique lilac recipe, why not try making lilac cookies with a vanilla glaze.

fresh cut lemons on a cutting board with a reamer

What kind of lemonade should I use?

This homemade Lilac Lemonade Recipe uses real fresh lemonade. It takes a few extra minutes to make it. But, it’s so delicious. If the only lemonade you’ve tried before is powdered mixes, you won’t believe how good it is from scratch.

And, real Lilac Lemonade is a delicious way to add a unique flavor to your summer drinks.

lilacs floating in water with sliced lemons on a cutting board

How do you make lilac water?

It’s really very simple to make lilac water and lilac lemonade. For lilac water, you simply place the blossom in a quarter of water. Then put it in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, your water will taste like lilacs. You should be able to use the same blossom at least twice. It’s a wonderfully refreshing floral taste.

Easy lilac lemonade recipe is one of my favorite early summer recipes. Make this ice-cold refreshing drink today for a delicious new way to enjoy lemonade.

Can I use lilac syrup?

This lilac lemonade recipe uses fresh lilacs because they were in season. But, if your lilacs are out of season and you want to enjoy this year-round, make up a batch of lilac syrup. You can make lilac syrup the same way you make this simple peppermint syrup.

Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

What do I need for this lilac lemonade recipe?

How long will this last?

Because this lilac lemonade recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator and drink it within two to three days. If you want to keep it for longer than that, just put it in the freezer in a freezer-safe container. Then, you can defrost it in the refrigerator when you want to enjoy a glass. Just imagine lilac lemonade in February.

Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

Lilac lemonade recipe ingredients

  • Lemons (7-10) Enough to 1 ½ cups of juice plus enough for garnish and slices
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 8 1/2 cups of water
  • Ice
  • 2-3 heads of fresh lilac blossoms

If you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use lemon juice.  One lemon equals about 3 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice. Adjust accordingly.

straining lemon juice through a sieve

Lilac lemonade recipe instructions

Scroll down for the full printable version of this recipe.

  • Cut your lemons in half and juice them with a citrus juicer. (you will need to have 1 ½ cups of lemon juice)
  • Remove the seeds and pulp from your juice with a fine-mesh sieve. Refrigerate.
  • Soak your fresh Lilac sprigs in cold water for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
  • Create your syrup, in a saucepan add 1 cup of water to 1 ½ cups of sugar, heat to a simmer stirring consistently until the sugar is well incorporated. Remove from the heat and refrigerate.
  • Slice a lemon into medallions and add it to your pitcher.
  • Add your lilac, lemon juice, syrup, and 7 cups of water and stir. 

Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

Yield: 8

Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

Easy Lilac Lemonade Recipe With Fresh Lilacs

Easy homemade lilac lemonade recipe with fresh lilacs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Lemons (7-10) Enough to 1 ½ cups of juice plus enough for garnish and slices
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 8 1/2 cups of water
  • Ice
  • 2-3 heads of fresh lilac blossoms

Instructions

  1. Cut your lemons in half and juice them with a citrus juicer. (you will need to have 1 ½ cups of lemon juice)
  2. Remove the seeds and pulp from your juice with a fine-mesh sieve. Refrigerate.
  3. Soak your fresh Lilac sprigs in cold water for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
  4. Create your syrup, in a saucepan add 1 cup of water to 1 ½ cups of sugar, heat to a simmer stirring consistently until the sugar is well incorporated. Remove from the heat and refrigerate.
  5. Slice a lemon into medallions and add it to your pitcher.
  6. Add your lilac, lemon juice, syrup, and 7 cups of water and stir. 

Notes

If you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use lemon juice.  One lemon equals about 3 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice. Adjust accordingly.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 43gProtein: 0g

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