Lavender Coconut Lemonade

lavendar drink

Something a little bit fancy! I had great fun making this drink. It does take a bit of work, but the lavender sugar syrup will make you loads of drinks and you can always leave off the toasted coconut rim if you can't be bothered.


(for the lavender sugar syrup)

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp dried lavender or 3-4 fresh lavender buds
Violet or pink food colouring (optional)

(to mix)

Fresh lemon juice
Coconut water
Soda water

(for the glass rim)

1/4 cup desiccated coconut


Step One: Make the lavender sugar syrup

* Put sugar, water & lavender in a small pot, bring to a boil on high heat and boil for 1 minute
* Remove from heat and let cool
* Remove lavender. If using dried - strain syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl. If using fresh - lift buds out and squeeze tightly to extract all the liquid from inside the bud - these last drops will be full of flavour!
* Add a few drops of food colouring if using

Step Two: Prepare the glasses 

*  Lay a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray, spread out desiccated coconut and roast in a moderate oven until lightly browned. Finely chop then lay out on a small plate
* Pour a small amount of fresh lemon juice or water onto a separate small plate
* Dip the rim of your chosen drinking glasses first into the lemon juice/water, then into the toasted coconut

Step Three: Mix your drinks

* You can play with the quantities depending on how sweet/tart you like it but for two drinks I suggest adding to a jug...
* 3 tbsp lavender sugar syrup
* 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
* 1/2 cup coconut water
*  3/4 cup soda water

Step Four: Pour

* Gently pour your drink into each prepared glass



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