Lavender and Lemons are two of my favorites so when I came across this recipe i had to share! I love to make a lavender-lemon soap and now here's a unique twist to classic lemonade. This recipe and photo is from Kori who blogs at Mountain Rose herbs' blog. She has other lemonade recipes besides this one.
Make the lavender syrup…
4 cups water
2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons organic lavender flowers (I used dried, but you could use fresh lavender)
Bring to a boil over medium high heat until sugar is dissolved. The consistency will be like a lightly thickened syrup. Cool. At this point, you can cover and refrigerate and use as needed or for the rest of this recipe.
Make the lemonade base…
Juice 6-8 organic lemons to make 1 ½ cups of juice
Grate 2-3 Tablespoons of lemon zest/rind
1 ½ cup water
1 ½ cup of organic sugar
Heat water and sugar to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and rind. Cool. At this point, you can cover and refrigerate and use as needed for individual glasses of lemonade (add more water, ice, etc.)
NOW…mix the lavender syrup and lemonade base in a large punch bowl or beverage dispenser. Add 1 gallon of cold water and 1 bottle of champagne (or you could add club soda or non-alcoholic sparkling cider, or even a little vodka if you’d like). Stir and add about 4 cups of ice.