Recently I made Lavender Lemonade and it was a major hit with my family and friends. Such a refreshing drink during this hot weather. Now, I have to keep it on hand all the time. Thought I would share the recipe with you all.
Makes 10 servings
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup dried lavender buds
- 2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 10 lemons)
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, and add 1/4 cup of lavender buds along with the lemon juice and lime juice in the pot.
Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then strain and chill. Store in your favorite serving pitcher or large mason jars.
Once the lemonade is chilled, serve on with or without ice in your favorite glassware and add the additional sprigs of lavender for garnish if you’d like. For a great adult drink, add a little gin to it.
(all photos by me)