Lavender water is a wonderful infused lavender drink and a great fragrant herb to use in drinks and recipes. Lavender is very fragrant and delicious when it is used in the right proportions in your food and drinks and this easy lavender infused water will convince you of that.
This lavender water recipe is easy to make and a perfectly balanced infused lavender water since it is not too strong and not too weak. Then end result is amazing and it almost lends a slight sugar cookie flavor to whatever it is added to.
If you are new to making lavender water, using this method of gently steeping the lavender is the best way to get the lavender to release its fragrance. This lavender water recipe is great for adding to drinks, food or even your bath for an extra touch of fragrance.
If you have tried other lavender recipes thinking you did not like it then you should really try this recipe. It's really easy and to make this lavender water, you need only 2 ingredients, lavender and water!
The key as I mentioned above is perfecting that balance of the lavender and the water. Luckily, I was just at a lavender farm and there I learned the perfect proportions to use. With what I learned, I continue to make either this lavender water, lavender lemonade or lavender simple syrup almost every week.
My biggest obsession with it is to use it in my homemade lavender lemonade. The addition of the lavender doesn't taste like lavender but instead it lends a bakery sweet note that just cannot be explained.
I just call it a sugar cookie taste even though there is no added sugar from it.
How to Make
- Boil 2 cups of water.
- When the water is ready, in a small carafe or jar add your water to 2 teaspoons of dried lavender buds.
- Let this come to room temperature.
- Let this steep for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the lavender buds.
- Use in your favorite recipes!
I really love making this floral water on the weekends and having it ready for me in the fridge for when I need it. It takes no time to make and it is great in so many things.
Uses for Lavender Water
Many people believe lavender has health benefits and it is a calming herb. If you wanted to make this just as a tea just add a little honey to some hot lavender water and maybe a slice of lemon to go with it.
This lavender water would also go great in an ice cream base if you make homemade ice cream. I think I will be trying this out next!
To date, my absolute favorite way to use this lavender water is:
- Using it to make lavender lemonade
- In lavender cocktails
- Use it in hot tea
This lavender water is for using in recipes like drinks and cocktails. You can use this floral water in other applications like adding to your bath or for skin care.
Since this is a fresh lavender water with no preservatives added, you will want to store this floral water in the fridge.
It will last for up to one week this way.
If you are making lavender water without preservatives, it will last for about 1 week in the fridge.
Lavender water is actually not purple like some may think. When you make homemade lavender water, the infused lavender water will be a light tan color. If you see a purple color, it usually means there is color added.
Easy and Refreshing Lavender Water
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- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoon dried lavender buds
- In a medium sauce pan add your water and bring to a boil.
- Measure out 2 teaspoons of dried lavender buds into a a medium or large carafe or mason jar.
- Add your boiling water to the jar.
- Let the mixture come to room temperature.
- Refrigerate for 24 hour in your refrigerator with a lid on top.
- Use in any recipe that calls for water (tea, lemonade, cocktails, etc).
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