One thing I love about summer is the abundance of flowers growing in the yard. However, there is only one that I can not do without… Lavender. It grows so beautifully here in the Pacific Northwest and spreads all through my yard filling it with lovely purple shades and heavenly scents. So, of course, I must try and use it for cooking and crafts… introducing Pink Lavender Lemonade made with fresh picked lavender from the yard!
Pink Lavender Lemonade
½ Cup sugar
2 Cups lemon juice, Meyer lemon is better
2 Cups water
2 Cups ice cold water
2 Lavender sprigs
6 Big strawberries
Optional (Lavender Essential Oil)
Add the sugar, lemon juice and water to a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Remove from fire, add the lavender and the strawberries and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Strain the lemonade into a big pitcher, add the cold water.
Serve into glasses filled with ice.
Are you kidding??? It doesn’t get much easier than that and you will L.O.V.E. it!
Now I did mention, if you love using essential oils, you can go ahead and add a few drops of lavender oil into your mix… or even a bit of lemon oil. Get creative! This recipe lends itself to many adaptions in the future. (ahem…. I’m thinking a bit of vodka, blueberries, and mint!)
I’d love to hear what YOU are going to do with this recipe. Leave me a comment below!!!!
- ½ Cup sugar
- 2 Cups lemon juice, Meyer lemon is better
- 2 Cups water
- 2 Cups ice cold water
- 2 Lavender sprigs
- 6 Big strawberries
- Optional (Lavender Essential Oil)
- Add the sugar, lemon juice and water to a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Remove from fire, add the lavender and the strawberries and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Strain the lemonade into a big pitcher, add the cold water.
- Serve into glasses filled with ice.
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