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Lavender Lemonade

July  1, 2013
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Author Notes

The sweet and tart summertime favorite, infused with the rich floral note of lavender. —tideandthyme

  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 5 sprigs fresh lavender
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and lavender to a boil over medium heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat, cover, and let steep 1 hour.
  2. Combine remaining 3 cups water, lemon juice, and lime juice in a pitcher. Place a fine-mesh strainer over the top. Carefully strain the lavender simple syrup into the pitcher, discarding lavender. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve in glasses over ice with lemon slices and a sprig of lavender for garnish. Also great with vodka!
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4 Reviews

Jl March 18, 2016
This recipe is a bit too sweet for my taste; I used 3/4 c sugar. Also, the ingredient list does not include lime juice, however, the instructions call for lime juice. This element might have added the extra "spark" and softened the sweetness.
 
Emilia August 14, 2013
This is delicious. I'd just reduce the sugar--my taste. I prefer it with ice, alone; I tried with food and it didn't work. But it is wonderful by itself. Thanks for sharing it!
 
Lizthechef July 1, 2013
What a lovely shot -
 
Author Comment
tideandthyme July 30, 2013
Thanks so much!