Monday, October 21, 2013
Lavender Lemonade Recipe - tart & pretty!
Such a great recipe. Tart & sweet and such a lovely color.
Yields 1 1/2 quarts
5 cups water, divided
3 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6-8 lemons)
Lemon slices, garnish (optional)
In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil, turn off heat, and stir in lavender. Cover and allow to steep for 30 minutes. After steeping, run liquid through a fine mesh strainer to strain out the lavender. Toss out lavender.
Meanwhile, in another saucepan, bring the remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup sugar to boil, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
In a large pitcher, combine sugar water, lavender infused water, and lemon juice. Stir and refrigerate until cool. Serve with a lemon slice, if desired.
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