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Lilac Lemonade

Lilac lemonade

This lilac lemonade very quickly became a favorite among my Instagram friends (if you don’t follow me on IG click here!) so I thought it deserved a permanent spot on the blog. Who knew lilacs were edible? If you love the smell of these beautiful purple flowers, try adding a few sprigs into your lemonade. It’s just the right amount of lilac.

Lilac lemonade

Lilac Lemonade

Nicolle - Our Tiny Nest
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 hours
Course Drinks


  • 5 lemons
  • 2-3 sprigs of lilac Use more for a stronger floral flavor
  • 1 cup granulated sugar Use more to make sweeter (can also use simple syrup)
  • 5-6 cups water enough to fill your pitcher
  • ice


  • Fill a pitcher with ice
  • Squeeze the juice of your lemons into the pitcher and add your wedges
  • Fill with cold water
  • Add your granulated sugar or simple syrup to sweeten
  • Put in your sprigs of lilac and stir
  • Let sit for 5-6 hours or longer for a stronger flavor
  • You can remove the lilacs prior to serving (you may need to strain) or leave in as a garnish.
Keyword lemonade, lilac lemonade, spring cocktails, spring drinks, spring recipes

Lilac lemonade

Add a splash of prosecco and serve with this summer burrata board for the most refreshing cocktail hour!

Lilac lemonade prosecco

If you love lilacs, then be sure to check out this post where I have 6 ways to use lilacs from lilac ice cream, beauty hacks and more!

I’ve also got this iced lilac latte recipe which is the perfect subtle floral flavor.

And for more ideas on what to do with your lilacs, try this lilac simmer pot!

For more refreshing drinks and cocktails check out

Rainbow Sangria  // Cucumber Elderflower Margarita

Pineapple grapefruit paloma  // My spicy watermelon margarita


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Lilac lemonade


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  • Reply
    May 19, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Hmm. looks delicious. will definitely try.

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    Andrea Sprague
    May 24, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Now I am intrigued! I hadnt thought to add this to lemonade. Would be so pretty for a summer barbecue or Mother’s Day. I will give this a try!

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    April 27, 2022 at 6:24 am

    This looks so delish!!! I’m happy to be featuring your lilac lemonade at this week’s Fabulous Friday Link Party. Thanks for linking up with us and sharing with all our followers!

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      April 27, 2022 at 6:27 am

      Ahhh thanks so much Diane! It’s a great drink for spring! Have a great week!

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    May 8, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    This looks so refreshing and interesting-Ibe never used lilacs in anything before! Super curious what they taste like!

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    Kirsten Smith
    May 10, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Looks good!

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    May 10, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    5 stars
    Such a beautiful drink! Love!

    • Reply
      May 10, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      thank you Courtney! It’s perfect for this time of year!

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    May 15, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Wow I had no idea lilacs were edible!

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    May 19, 2023 at 3:34 am

    5 stars
    What a gorgeous presentation it is Nicolle and I bet it is delicious too… especially as a cocktail,
    Thank you for sharing your lilac lemonade recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I delighted to be featuring it at tonight’s party and pinning too.

    • Reply
      May 19, 2023 at 6:17 am

      I appreciate that so much Kerryanne! Have a fantastic weekend!

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    Rachel @ The Antiqued Journey
    May 7, 2024 at 9:41 am

    Wow!!! I had no idea you could use lilacs to make lemonade!! Such pretty photos, too. I’ll have to try this as the lilacs are JUST starting to bloom this week!

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    May 7, 2024 at 5:28 pm

    Oh I bet that tastes delicious!

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    May 10, 2024 at 7:25 am

    Yum! This looks delicious! I will have to give it a try.
    Enjoy your day!

    • Reply
      May 10, 2024 at 8:50 am

      Thank you so much Tina! You as well!

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