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Lavender Lemonade

April  2, 2015
Author Notes

Lavender is a lovely and soothing herb that offers various healing benefits. This lavender lemonade is a perfectly refreshing daytime cocktail that embodies the essence of summer. —Sarah Elizabeth

Test Kitchen Notes

I would have never thought of lavender as a chief ingredient in flavoring lemonade, given its association with laundry and soap. But now as I sip away, the herbal characteristics and notes of rosemary remain on the palate and I understand the pairing. Honey is the perfect choice for sweetening this beverage, as it blend together in a wonderful harmony with the lavender. Topped off with a touch of either sparkling water or Prosecco, this beverage evokes a sense of the mild, pleasant, and sunny aura of spring. For a kid-friendly and equally delicious option, feel free to omit the fizzy stuff. —Panfusine

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons local honey
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 splash Prosecco or San Pellegrino
  • Slices of lemon, for garnish
  • Sprigs of lavender, for garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. In a French press, steep boiling water with the lavender for 10 minutes. Press the plunger to trap the lavender in the bottom. Pour the liquid into a pitcher.
  2. Stir in the honey while the water is still warm.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Serve over ice with a splash of Prosecco or San Pellegrino. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and lavender sprigs.

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