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Lavender Lemonade

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It’s National Lemonade Day and in honor of that, we decided to make a pitcher of ice cold lavender lemonade to enjoy on the patio while we sat and relaxed after a really busy weekend. This summer we have been experimenting with different flavors and ways to serve lemonade, but honestly our tried and true favorite method is just simply making fresh squeezed lemonade with some lavender water or extract. It’s a very refreshing beverage on a hot day. And I have plenty of lavender growing in my garden this year, so why not?

Lavender Lemonade

If you have lots of lavender, you might want to try a pitcher too!

After we drank up this batch of lemonade, we decided that one way to make this even better is to add some sweet basil to the lavender flavor and that is what we plan to do next time. And now I am off to figure out what to prepare for dinner, since none of us feel like moving. It’s just too hot.

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients

For the Lavender Water:

  • ½ cup of dried lavender
  • 3 cups of boiling water

For the Lemonade:

  • 1 ½ cups of white sugar
  • 12-14 lemons
  • 4-5 cups of cold water

Instructions

For the Lavender Water:

  1. Put the lavender in a large bowl and then add 3 cups of hot boiling water. Allow it to steep for about 25 minutes and then strain the lavender out and set your lavender water aside.

For the Lemonade:

  1. In a large pitcher measure out the sugar. Pour the lavender water in and stir together well. Squeeze each lemon into the pitcher. You can use more or less lemons depending on taste. We like it tart and sweet. Stir well. Add ice to the pitcher and a couple of cups of cold water to taste.
  2. Stir and enjoy!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog

Thursday 23rd of August 2012

This is such a classic combination. Lemon and lavender are made for each other. I happen to have all of these ingredients at home and will be making this beautiful lemonade tonight. Thanks for sharing!

Rajean

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

I love a good twist on lemonade.

RavieNomNoms

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

This looks so refreshing!!

Renee

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

What a refreshing drink! I'll have to give it a try using the lavender I have growing at my house.

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