A few weeks ago, I was at a coffee shop and I overheard someone order a lavender lemonade. I kept thinking about it, and wondered if I could attempt to make it myself. I have had some dried lavender sitting in my pantry for a while now, and so I decided this would be the perfect way to finally try it out in a recipe. The lavender syrup turned the lemonade a pretty pink color and it added a nice floral note to the lemonade without being too overpowering. Since the lemonade is a little bit on the fancy side, I wanted to serve it in something other than a standard pitcher. I decided on serving the lemonade in a recycled glass bottle, which added a nice sophisticated touch. If you’re interested in other eco-friendly and upcycled goods, check out the EcoMonster Etsy shop. Don’t forget to use the code “universityfoodie” at checkout to receive free shipping until 6/30/13!
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup lemon juice (approximately 6-8 lemons)
- 3 tablespoons dried lavender
- 4 cups water
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup of water with the sugar.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce the heat, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and strain out the lavender.
- Combine the lavender syrup with the lemon juice and 3 cups of water.
- Chill for one hour before serving.
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