Lavender Lemonade
  • Difficulty Beginner

Details

Pink Lavender Lemonade

2 1/2 cups of spring or distilled water
1 1/2 cups sugar or equivalent natural sweetener such as Liquid Stevia Drops or Xylitol
6 large Strawberries - hulled

1/4 cups Lavender leaves, chopped OR 1 table spoon dried Lavender flowers (culinary grade or home grown)
2 1/2 cups water
2 1/4 cups Lemon juice
1/2 cups Sugar

Optional: Fresh lavender flowers for garnish

Instructions:

  • In medium saucepan, combine the first 2 1/2 cups water, sugar and hulled strawberries.

  • Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes to extract all the colour.

  • Remove from heat. Stir in lavender leaves or flowers. Cover and cool.

  • Strain cooled herb liquid into large pitcher or jar, gently pressing juice from berries.

  • Add remaining 2 1/2 cups water and lemon juice. 

  • Stir well. 

  • Add 1/2 cup more sugar and stir until dissolved. 

  • Chill. Garnish if desired, and just before serving, add ice cubes.