Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lavender Lemonade


wake up the taste buds and calm the nerves.

REFRESHING
and
RELAXING

super easy...just an extra step that makes plain ol' lemonade a little more exciting.


LAVENDER LEMONADE

6-8 lavender buds
or 2 heaping Tbsp dried lavender
juice from 4-5 large lemons
4 cups boiling water
4 cups cool filtered water
sweetener of choice...i use Truvia packets

NOTE...everybody likes their lemonade different, sweet, tart, more water, less water...so this is just an approximate ratio of lemons to water.  add more or less as you please.  same with the sweetener...i like it tart.
bring 4 cups water to a boil.  take off heat and add lavender.  let steep for about 10 minutes...longer might produce a bitter taste.  strain water through cheesecloth or paper towel, add lemon juice and 4 cups cool water.  add sweetener to your liking.  i only used 3 or 4 Truvia packets.   refrigerate until cool.
NOTE...i used fresh lavender from the garden with blooming buds (as shown) to get the nice light purple tint.  i have not tried store bought dried lavender yet...sometimes it has lost it's color and aroma, but i will try it when the fresh lavender has sadly gone.

5 comments:

Patricia Reitz said...

Absolutely stunning!

Jules and Ruby said...

thanks so much Patricia

Rosita Vargas said...

Muy delicioso me gusta emplear lavanda en jugos es irresistible,hugs.

Bakersfield Photographer said...

Wow, so lovely, great idea, i love the smell of lavender.

Jules and Ruby said...

Thanks so much Rosita AND Bakersfield. i wish the lavender would stay ALLLL year

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