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Lavender Lemonade (Pink)
  • Difficulty Beginner

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Recipe

  • 2½ cups of spring or distilled water
  • 1½ cups sugar or equivalent natural sweetener such as Liquid Stevia Drops or Xylitol
  • 6 Strawberries, halved and hulled - these turns the lemonade a pink colour
  • ¼ cup Lavender leaves, chopped OR 1 tablespoon dried Lavender flowers (culinary grade or home grown)
  • 2½ cups water
  • 2¼ cups Lemon juice
  • ½ cup Sugar


Optional: Fresh lavender flowers for garnish

Instructions:

  • In medium saucepan, combine the first 2½ 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 2½ cups water and lemon juice. 
  • Stir well. 
  • Add ½ cup more sugar and stir until dissolved. 
  • Chill. Garnish if desired, and just before serving, add ice cubes.