Recipe by BecR
A favorite spring and summertime drink of mine, using fresh or dried lavender and lemons from the garden. Wonderfully refreshing! May be served cold over ice, or hot with honey. Adapted from "The Ultimate Liquor-Free Drink Guide" by Sharon Tyler Herbst.
Top Review by Bonnie G #2
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"
- 4 cups water (divided use)
- 1⁄4 cup organic fresh edible lavender, well rinsed (or 1-2 tablespoons dried lavender)
- 1 fresh lemon, zest of
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar (preferably superfine)
- lemon slice, to garnish
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add the lavender and lemon zest; cover and steep for 1 hour.
- Strain the lavender mixture into a 2-quart or larger pitcher. Add lemon juice, sugar and remaining 3 cups water; stir until sugar dissolves.
- Serve in tall, ice-filled glasses, garnished with lemon slices (or serve hot with honey, as you wish). Top up with additional water, if desired, or to taste.