Smoky Lavender-Rosemary Lemonade

Charring lemons to make lemonade is the game-changing method you never knew you needed. Paired with lavender and rosemary, this fresh lemonade is a summer sipper you'll make on repeat.

Smoky Lavender-Rosemary Lemonade
Photo: Lisa Romerein
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 cups


  • 8 lemons, halved

  • 6 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds

  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • Sparkling water (optional)


  1. If desired, preheat grill. Place lemon halves, cut sides down, on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 5 minutes or until cut sides are charred. Remove and cool.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine 1 cup water, sugar, lavender, and rosemary. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Let stand until cool. Pour through a sieve; discard solids.

  3. Juice the lemon halves. In a pitcher combine the lemon juice, syrup, and remaining water. Chill until needed. Serve over ice topped off with sparkling water and with additional rosemary and lavender, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

106 Calories
28g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 106
% Daily Value *
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 26g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Potassium 42mg 1%
Folate, total 7.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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