Thursday, June 20, 2013

recipe: LAVENDER LEMONADE

It may be a little ridiculous, to some people, how much we looooove lavender. I suppose we've always loved lavender but it all got obsessive when we made this lavender simple syrup to pour over fresh strawberries. 'Twas delightful. So we started using the simple syrup for anything. We sweetened iced tea with it and even mixed it with whipped cream. And now, we've used it to make lemonade. This recipe is so simple. It really adds a special touch to plain lemonade and the lavender gives such a pretty color to the drink. It's refreshing and I imagine we will be keeping this beverage on hand all summer long!
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Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
6 1/2 Cups Water
1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Dried Lavender, Crushed with a Meat Tenderizer

Directions:
1. Bring Sugar and 1 1/2 Cups Water to boil.
2. Add Crushed Lavender and remove pot from heat.
3. Let mixture cool and refrigerate for at least an hour. We let our sit for about 3.
4. Strain the mixture into a pitcher. It will be a darkish pink color.
5. Add the lemon juice and the rest of the water (5 cups).
6. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon slice!
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8 comments:

  1. I really want to try this! It sounds so delicately good!

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  2. This looks yummy and pretty, definitely going to have to give it a try!
    Zöe xx

    Let's run away to Paris

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  3. It sounds so yummy and fresh, I'm definitely trying this out at the weekend! xoxo

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  4. Cool, but where does the red-pinkish color come frome? Is it the lavender. :)

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  5. This looks so fun for summer! Can you buy dried lavender at the grocery store? :)

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  6. I love varieties of flavored lemonade. I've never thought of this before but I'm so wanting to try it. But I have the same question as Robyn. Can you just buy it at a grocery store?

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  7. Your lemonade looks so lovely and sounds delicious!! Stopping by to let you know that I featured your fabulous recipe on my blog today: http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/07/pinterest-lemonade-stand-sips-and-sweets.html ... Thanks for sharing! Enjoy a spectacular Independence Day!! :)

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