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Flavoring your lemonade with lavender is a delicious and soothing way to enhance summer's most refreshing drink. The actual plant of lavender has many medicinal benefits, including slowing the heart rate and giving a sense of calm and relaxation.
This is a simple recipe with an amazing outcome-- lavender lemonade is guaranteed to stay on your mind long after you finish your glass. Cheers!

Step 1: Gathering Ingredients

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All you need to make a pitcher of lavender lemonade:

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar*
  • 1/4 cup lavender leaves, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Additionally, you will need a deep saucepan, strainer and pitcher.


*I am currently cutting refined sugars out of my diet, so I will be using the natural sugar substitute, Xylitol, instead of sugar. Feel free to do the same if you're looking for a sugar-free drink.
 
Londonbrig04 years ago
What does lavender taste like?
It kinda has this astringent taste. I got too curious in my herb garden and decided to eat a flower. :D

sunshiine4 years ago
I love this! Right up my alley! Thanks for sharing. I found this entry on the Z list!
AmyLuthien5 years ago
I'm guessing you mean the lavender flower buds?  The leaves of the plant would be quite nasty I'd think!  Anywho, looks delicious, I'm going to have to give it a try!  Thanks!
It looks like the leaves in the picture. I haven't made this yet, but have been looking at other edible recipes that include lavender, and it seems about 50/50 whether they call for the leaves or the flowers.
Dandeman3216 years ago
Sounds delicious! five stars