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Butterfly pea flower Lemonade | Shankhapushpi Lemonade | Aparajita Lemonade

 

Butterfly pea flower Lemonade | Shankhapushpi Lemonade | Aparajita Lemonade is commonly known as Blue Tea.

It is a herbal tea, that is caffeine free, also known as tisane, beverage made from a decoction or infusion of the flower petals like Hibiscus flower tea.

 

 

 

Butterfly pea flower Lemonade | Shankhapushpi Lemonade | Aparajita Lemonade is just 4 ingredient recipe, easy to make, vegan, gluten free drink made using butterfly pea flower, simple sugar syrup and lemon.

 

 

To make this tea, fresh or dried leaves of butterfly pea flower/Clitoria ternatea plant are seeped in water.

After that lemon and some sweetener is added while serving it as a Lemonade.

Adding lime juice changes the PH of the drink which causes the color to change from deep blue to purple or even red.

 

Butterfly pea flower Lemonade, is it for real?

Butterfly pea flowers are beautiful blue color bell shape flowers which are edible.

It has amazing beautiful royal blue color with natural earthy taste and no bitterness at all.

I have mentioned earlier also that my club has amazing collection of flowers. Upon seeing these in full bloom, I jumped with joy, and decided to go ahead using it to make Lemonade.

Moreover, these flowers can also be used to make Iced Tea, Cocktails and Mocktails. It can be consumed as a hot tea also.

If you are looking for few more lemonade/virgin summer drink recipes, do check out the following on the blog –

Easy 5 minute Kiwi Lemonade recipe

5 ingredient Strawberry Lemonade recipe

Rooh afza Lemonade

Lemongrass herbal breezer

Curry leaves Lemonade

Tadgola (ice apple) summer cooler

Pomegranate and green tea Martini (non alcoholic)

How to make Butterfly pea flower Lemonade

This lemonade is made by infusing the flowers of the Butterfly Pea plant in hot water.

Here I have used fresh flowers, so removed the green stem and leaves, as if left on they will turn the tea a little bitter in taste.

If using dried flowers then you can omit this step and directly drop them into hot water.

To begin making lemonade, heat water in a sauce pan.

Pour the hot water over the butterfly pea flowers.
Let them steep for no longer than 3 to 4 minutes. The color of the water  will turn royal blue in color.

Add simple sugar syrup or powdered sugar as required and stir well.

Now strain the tea and let it cool down completely. At this stage, if you wish to have the it as warm tea, there is no need to cool it down. Serve it right away.

But since we will serve this as lemonade, hence keep it in the fridge to chill further for few hours.

Once the blue tea is cooled, add lemon juice in it and you will see the magic, the color of blue tea will turn to purple/violet.

Pour into serving glasses with plenty of ice and lemon slices in it.

Add some fresh butterfly pea flower petals as garnish and serve chilled.

 

 

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How to make Butterfly pea flower Lemonade | Shankhapushpi Lemonade | Aparajita Lemonade

Butterfly pea flower Lemonade | Shankhapushpi Lemonade | Aparajita Lemonade is just 4 ingredient recipe, easy to make, vegan, gluten free drink made using butterfly pea flower, simple sugar syrup and lemon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Beverages & Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Blue pea flower lemonade, Blue tea Lemonade
Servings: 1
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • 5-6 Butterfly Pea Flowers
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1 tsp simple sugar syrup or powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • This lemonade is made by infusing the flowers of the Butterfly Pea plant in hot water.
  • Here I have used fresh flowers, so removed the green stem and leaves, as if left on they will turn the tea a little bitter in taste.
  • If using dried flowers then you can omit this step and directly drop them into hot water.
  • To begin making lemonade, heat water in a sauce pan.
  • Pour the hot water over the butterfly pea flowers.
  • Let them steep for no longer than 3 to 4 minutes. The color of the water  will turn royal blue in color.
  • Add simple sugar syrup or powdered sugar as required and stir well.
  • Now strain the tea and let it cool down completely. At this stage, if you wish to have the it as warm tea, there is no need to cool it down. Serve it right away.
  • But since we will serve this as lemonade, hence keep it in the fridge to chill further for few hours.
  • Once the blue tea is cooled, add lemon juice in it and you will see the magic, the color of blue tea will turn to purple/violet.
  • Pour into serving glasses with plenty of ice and lemon slices in it.
  • Add some fresh butterfly pea flower petals as garnish and serve chilled.

 

 

 

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This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Pavani

    5 stars
    I have been looking for recipes to make with the butterfly pea flowers I bought recently. This lemonade looks and sounds absolutely stunning. Thank you for this easy recipe.

  2. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    I have heard so many benefits about shankapushpa flower. We are waiting for our flowers to bloom. this recipe sounds great Lala!

  3. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    I wish I could get some butterfly pea flowers. During our stay in Thailand this was my afternoon drink every single day. The first time I had it was so intrigued by the colour and flavour. Easy to make and its so refreshing. Amazing how the blue colour turns lavender pinkish colour.

    1. Lata Lala

      Mayuri that’s so good that you got to taste this in Thailand. Thank you for writing in.

  4. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    We had so much butterfly pea flower growing when I was a child. Never knew that we could make this gorgeous drink with it. What a beautiful color and just that is enough to lure me to hunt for a plant. Nature at it’s best!!

    1. Lata Lala

      Absolutely right Sandhya. My club garden is full of such beautiful flowers. Glad you liked it. Thank you.

      1. Seema Sriram

        5 stars
        The first time we had this simple lemonade it was magical as it turned colour. From then on it always is the magical lemonade for us.

        1. Lata Lala

          That name sounds perfect for this magical drink Seema. Thanks for writing in.

  5. Sapana

    5 stars
    Such a refreshing and beautiful lemonade. I love how the lemonade changes color after adding lemon juice and becomes all purple . Beautiful pics

  6. Poonam Bachhav

    5 stars
    The shankpushpi flowers look so beautiful and impart such a vibrant color to the drink. I am waiting for my flowers to bloom To try out this Lemonade.

    1. Lata Lala

      Please do try this Poonam and I am sure you are gonna like it.

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