Wednesday, June 16, 2010

lavender lemonade

If (I mean WHEN) it gets sunny around here....I'm going to make lavender lemonade. I think mine will have gin in it.
4 c. water
1/4 c. chopped lavender leaves
2/3 c. sugar
1 c. fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
Lavender stems for garnish
Bring 1 c. water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Combine the boiling water & lavender in a medium bowl. Cover & steep for 30 minutes. Strain the lavender mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard the lavender leaves.
Combine 3 c. water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Combine lavender water, sugar syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Cover & chill. (that's just good instructions there for anything...cover & chill) Serve over ice. Garnish with lavender stems.
& for more lavender delightfulness...head over to Sweet Petula for our Fresh Lavender SALE! Its' lavender month!


Teresa said...

Sounds delicious!
Thanks for the post!

TBeads said...

This recipe sounds amazing - I have 2 pots of lavender waiting to be made into lemonaide now!

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