Made this for company and recieved sooo many compliments. The smell alone makes it a 5 star. I did make one change - instead of fresh lemon juice (was out of lemons) I used one package of lite lemonade, then followed the rest of the directions using some wonderful loose tea and 1 tablespoon of lavender buds. With the lemonade didn't need to add any sugar and the taste was perfect for us. Made for "Bite into something Sweet"
I can't imagine giving this less than 5 stars. Wonderfully refreshing with a hint of lavender. . .I loved the smell and the taste. I just downed 1 glass and I'm going back for more right now!!! Made for The Magic of Herbs.
I also made this using only 1 tablespoon of dried lavender as suggested by another reviewer. What a delicious beverage! I only had 3/4 cup of lemon juice so I winged it by adding a little bit of fresh orange juice and fresh lime juice. Added a few fresh mint leaves and a sprig of fresh lavender from the garden. Luckily I didn't have to run to the store to purchase canned lemonade concentrate to prepare this! Served the lemonade today with an easy summertime Greek meal. Thank you BecR for posting this refreshing beverage recipe! Highly recommend!
It's funny to me that this recipe comes from a liquor-free drink guide, because I made it exactly as written, and the only way I'd drink it that way was by adding a shot of vodka. No kidding. I made it using the 2 tbsp of dried lavender leaves, and it turned out too strong on the lavender for my tastes. A shot of vodka added to a glass of it seemed to balance the strong lavender taste very well, though! In the summer, I might make this again just as it is written, with the addition of vodka for an alcoholic drink; however, if I made it again as a non-alcoholic drink, I think I'd use only 1 tbsp of lavender, instead of the 2 that the recipe calls for.