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Well folks there is no doubt about it; summer is here and with it comes hot humid weather. There is nothing more refreshing than a glass of cold lemonade on a hot day. So I thought I’d share my lavender lemonade recipe with you. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 3/4 cup of raw honey (local if you can get it)
  • 1 cup of lemon juice (from fresh lemons preferably)
  • 4-5 cups of cold water (to taste)
  • ice cubes

 

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Instructions

  • Pour your honey into a one litre mason jar and add your lavender flowers
  • Place a knife in the jar (to absorb the heat) and pour 2 cups of boiled water into the jar, stir well until the honey dissolves
  • Allow to sit for a minimum of 10 minutes (up to a few hours depending on how strong you want your lavender taste)
  • Strain out the lavender flowers and let cool
  • Pour your lavender sugar water into a pitcher and add your lemon juice
  • Top up with the desired amount of cold water
  • Serve with ice

 

Notes:

  • If you find the lavender taste too strong (soapy as some describe it), drop the amount of lavender flowers down to 2 tbsp
  • If you don’t have honey or cannot consume honey you can use organic cane sugar or coconut sugar instead

 

Enjoy!

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