Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lavender Lemonade


My friend, Ginger, asked me to share my recipe for this refreshing summertime beverage. Not being one to disappoint my friends, here ya go!

Ingredients:

6 cups water
1/2 cup evaporated cane crystals
1/4 cup culinary lavender buds
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from 5 or 6 large lemons
Lemon slices and lavender sprigs for garnish

Directions:

Combine 2 cups water with lavender and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 10 minutes.

Strain the lavender water into a serving pitcher, add the rest of the water and lemon juice and stir well. Refrigerate until chilled and garnish with lemon slices and lavender sprigs.

4 comments:

Batty said...

With the lavender sprigs sticking out, those are almost too pretty to drink.

ginger said...

holy moly!! thank you sooo much for sharing this! i know exactly where to get the lavender and i love evaporated cane crystals. they taste so much better than regular sugar...and no bone char either. :)

i'm trying this with a new dish this weekend. i don't know what yet, but i'm sure you can plan a meal around a beverage, right? xoxo

Vegiegail said...

Of course, you can! :)

Baby P's (assistant) Mommy (LAMommies.com) said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it.