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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender is an extremely aromatic flower, and it is possible to simple steep some sprigs in your lemonade.  However, making a simple syrup will add more depth in flavor.

Makes almost 8 cups

lavender lemonade

4 cups of water plus 1 1/2 cups

2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 10 lemons)

1 1/2 cups of white sugar

The flowers of 20 lavender sprigs

simple syrup

simple syrup

Strip the lavender flowers from the stems, and discard the stems.  Put the flowers with the sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Strain to remove and discard the flowers.

Roll the lemons heavily over a hard surface, halve them, and squeeze into any container with a handle (for easy pouring later).  It’s a whole lot easier to squeeze it all out with a hand juicer.  If you don’t like pulp, squeeze over a strainer sitting in your container.  Mix the lemon juice, simple syrup, and 4 cups of water.  Keep cold, and serve over ice.

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Posted on May 27, 2013, in Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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