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Epcot’s Violet Lemonade – An International Flower & Garden Festival Favorite

This violet-infused lemonade is a favorite of festival-goers at Epcot!

You’re going to love the refreshing flavors in our homemade recipe for Disney’s violet lemonade!

a woman's hand holds a commemorative Epcot glass full of violet lemonade

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Have you ever been to the International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot?

It’s a popular reason many people visit Walt Disney World during the spring season!

The annual event happens every spring, drawing crowds from around the world with its beautifully lush gardens, impressive topiary displays, lively entertainment, and fresh flavors.

Special events at Disney often bring with them special food items and beverages. One such fresh flavor is a classic, making it one of the popular drinks from Epcot’s flower festival, is violet lemonade!

Found at the Pineapple Promenade outdoor kitchen booth, the festival favorite is a simple beverage that pairs both floral and fruity flavors, as the lemonade is infused with hints of violet.

Not only that, but it has a lovely purple hue that makes it feel extra-special. It’s a cool and refreshing beverage that’s perfect for a warm spring day at Epcot!

Grab a couple of funnel cakes and some violet lemonade, then enjoy a stroll around World Showcase!

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Homemade Violet Lemonade Like Epcot’s

But if you aren’t able to take a Disney vacation to visit Epcot any time soon, you can make your own at home!

Today, we’re sharing our homemade version of Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival’s violet lemonade.

Why, yes, I have been going to Disney World long enough that I still have my special edition Disney 25th anniversary glasses. 😉

It’s always nice to have a few Disney recipes so you can enjoy the flavors of the parks, even from home.

Be sure to check out our list of the best Disney drink recipes you can make at home!

More Disney Inspired Recipes:

two Disney-themed glasses serving Epcot's violet lemonade made at home

What You Need for Making Disney’s Violet Lemonade

The only specialty ingredient you’ll need for this refreshing beverage is some violet syrup. That’s right, you don’t actually need any of the purple flowers!

I use the Monin brand of violet syrup, labeled “Le Sirop de Monin Violet.” You can find it here on Amazon for a very reasonable price. It’s basically a simple syrup enhanced with the flavor of violets.

It will last you for multiple batches of this lemonade, so it’s definitely worth the cost.

Since it’s a syrup, it’s already sweet, so you won’t even need to add sugar to your lemonade!

You’ll also need a good blender. I have this one, but there are definitely less expensive options available.

Since this copycat recipe is similar to a frozen violet lemonade, your blender needs to be able to crush ice.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

epcot glass filled with purple lemonade, next to squeezed lemons and a bottle of Le Sirop de Monin Violet syrup.

How to Make Violet Lemonade Like Epcot’s

It’s really easy to make this simple and refreshing drink. I just know you’ll love this easy violet lemonade recipe as a way to elevate even an ordinary day.

(Full printable recipe is available below)

Add to blender. First, you’ll add the lemon juice, water, and ice to the jar of a blender.

lemon juice, water, and ice cubes in a blender jar

Then, add the violet syrup to the mix and watch the lovely purple hue develop. Close the lid tightly.

lemon juice, water, ice, and violet syrup added to blender jar prior to blending

Blend. Next, you’ll blend until the ice is finely chopped to a slushie-like consistency.

blender mixing ingredients for violet lemonade to a slushy consistency

Serve and enjoy. Give it a quick taste to see if you want to add a little more syrup or not. Then, pour into glasses (bonus points if you have Disney-themed glasses!) and serve!

You can garnish the rim of your glasses with lemon slices if you’d like. This perfect drink is a delicious way to enjoy a little taste of Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival!

a woman's hand holds a Disney glass filled with violet lemonade like what is served at Epcot

Notes and Adaptations:

  • If you prefer a more pronounced purple color, feel free to add a small amount of dark purple food coloring, or a tiny bit of blue food coloring. I skip this step, since the violet syrup gives some violet color, but you can adjust to your liking.
  •  You can adjust the sweetness by using more or less syrup.

Recommended Equipment:

Yield: 3-4 servings

Epcot’s Violet Lemonade

glass of violet lemonade next to two squeezed lemon halves and a bottle of violet syrup

This violet-infused lemonade will make you feel like you're in the middle of the magic at Epcot's International Garden Festival!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice (from about 4 lemons)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup + 2 TBSP violet syrup
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Optional: purple food coloring

Instructions

  1. Add lemon juice, water, violet syrup, and ice to the jar of a high-powered blender. If using, add food coloring now as well.
  2. Close the lid tightly and blend on high speed until the ice is finely chopped to a slushie-like consistency.
  3. Taste to see if you need to add more syrup, then divide among glasses and serve.

Notes

  • If you prefer a more pronounced purple color, feel free to add
    some food coloring. I skip this step, since the violet syrup gives some
    color, but you can adjust to your liking.
  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness by using more or less syrup.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.

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