Lavender Limeade

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

This is the first recipe I've come across with lavender and lime in combination. From jardindusoleil.com. Refreshing!

Top Review by jill_turner25_12916

FABULOUS! We liked it as written but, on a whim, I added a shot of tequila one night and it was great. The following nights I tried rum and vodka and it worked with them all! Even my husband, who is a staunch wine drinker, loved it and wanted his own drink. I think adding some mint along with rum would be very mojito-ish. This would be a wonderful base mix when entertaining as people could add the liquor of their choice...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 34 cups superfine sugar (read *NOTE)
  • 14 cup dried lavender or 14 cup fresh lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • lime slice, thinly cut
  • lavender flowers

Directions

  1. *NOTE: To make your own superfine sugar, place the granulated sugar in a blender and whirl until the grains are very small but not powdery.
  2. SIMPLE SYRUP: In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 2 cups water, superfine sugar, lavender and lime zest.
  3. Bring mixture to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Remove pan from heat and let syrup stand for 10 minutes. Strain and discard lavender.
  5. LIMEADE: In large pitcher, stir together the simple syrup, lime juice and the remaining 4 cups water.
  6. Serve over ice, with lime slice as a garnish.
  7. For presentation, float a sprig of lavender on top of each serving.
  8. Yield is estimated.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a