Recipe by COOKGIRl
From sunriseherbfarm.com-altered a tad. Lovely and refreshing on a hot summer evening! Did you know that lavender and mint are botanically related?
- 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
- 2 -3 tablespoons fresh lavender blossoms or 1 tablespoon dried lavender blossoms
- 6 cups boiling water
- 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
- 1 cup purple grape juice
- mint leaf ice cube
- thinly sliced orange (or lemons)
- lavender flowers
- mint sprig
Directions See How It's Made
- MINT LEAF ICE CUBES: To make the mint leaf ice cubes, place one whole mint leaf in each ice cube tray compartment. Fill the tray with water and freeze until completely solid.
- TEA/PUNCH: Place the fresh mint leaves and lavender in a teapot, pour the boiling water over the leaves and brew for 10 minutes. Allow tea to cool completely.
- Strain the tea and add the ginger ale, grape juice and ice cubes. *Important*: Add the ginger ale just before serving. If you add it too early before serving, the ginger ale will loose its fizz.
- If serving in a punch bowl, float lavender buds and mint sprigs on top. Garnish each serving with an orange or lemon slice, if desired.
- Don't forget to show off your newly acquired purple tongue!
- Approximately 12 cups.