Lavender Limeade

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 6
    cups water
  • 1 34
    cups superfine sugar (read *NOTE)
  • 14
    cup dried lavender or 1/4 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

  • *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.
  • SIMPLE SYRUP: In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 2 cups water, superfine sugar, lavender and lime zest.
  • Bring mixture to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove pan from heat and let syrup stand for 10 minutes. Strain and discard lavender.
  • LIMEADE: In large pitcher, stir together the simple syrup, lime juice and the remaining 4 cups water.
  • Serve over ice, with lime slice as a garnish.
  • For presentation, float a sprig of lavender on top of each serving.
  • Yield is estimated.