Lavender Lemonade. Easy, beautiful and refreshing!
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Lavender Lemonade

An easy recipe for refreshing lavender lemonade. It's so simple but so elegant! The perfect drink for summer, Mother's Day, or a baby or bridal shower.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 cups water — divided
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice — (5 to 8 lemons, depending on size)
  • Additional lemon slices — optional for garnish
  • Fresh lavender sprigs — optional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the lavender and sugar in a small saucepan. Off the heat, rub them together with your fingers for a minute or so, until the lavender smells very fragrant. Add 1 cup water to the sugar and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir to dissolve sugar. Remove the pan from the heat cover, and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Strain the syrup into a serving pitcher.
  2. To the pitcher, add the fresh lemon juice and remaining 4 cups water. Stir together, then chill until nice and cold. Serve over ice, garnished with additional lemon slices or fresh lavender springs.

Recipe Notes

Lavender syrup can be stored in a tight jar for several weeks in the refrigerator. Feel free to double the lavender syrup in this recipe, then use the extra in all kinds of fun ways: mixed with club soda (with or without vodka), drizzled over ice cream, to soak a pound cake, or in champagne.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Drink Recipe, Lavender Lemonade

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