Is there anything more refreshing and delightful you can think of? Imagine yourself holding a nice glass of lavender lemonade tinkling with frigid ice cubes on a warm day. You raise it and take a cool sip, the refreshing coolness going into your mouth and and on down while you lean back and sigh with delight.
Ok, you might really be throwing together the lemonade to give to a room full of kids racing around on a rainy day. Or you might have some friends over for a bridge game and serve them something new and different. If it’s a celebration, throw a little splash of vodka in to make a punch with a kick.
Natural lavender lemonade has either a light brown color or a slightly pink color depending of if you use dried or fresh lavender to make the tea. The fresh lavender does have a slight pink color when it is infused, but dried lavender really and truly comes out brown. Great flavor, though! If you want a brighter color and bit different flavor you can add some strawberry or blackberry juice.
If it’s a cold, blustery day you might want to try hot lavender lemonade. Just warm it to around 150º, pour it into your best coffee mug and sip it as your warm your toes by the fire. My favorite image from when I was a kid is of playing Monopoly and drinking hot lemonade and eating fluffernutters. (If you know what those are you get some extra credit.)
Any way your want serve it, lavender lemonade is a great way to relax and enjoy your day with a unique flavor.
- 1 Can Frozen Lemonade
- 1/3 can Strawberry or Blackberry Syrup (optional)
- 1 can Lavender Tea
- 2 TBLS Dried Lavender Bud (flowers)
Make Lavender Tea ahead of time
In a sauce pan add 1 1/2 C water and 2 TBLS lavender flowers to a boil. Turn off the heat and let it sit for at least 1/2 hour. Cool before using in the lemonade.
Mix the Lemonade
Mix up the lemonade – substitute one can of Lavender Tea for one of the cans of water, and if you want, 1/3 can of strawberry syrup for 1/3 can of water.
Source for Lavender
Lavender Wind has Culinary Lavender available online or at our shop in Coupeville.