Lavender, lemons, sugar & ice – these ingredients will make your summer taste nice.
The “swiss army knife of plants,” lavender, is often times just considered to be used for cleaning or as an aromatic. It’s loved for it’s antidepressant qualities, repelling mosquitos, smelling heavenly, and flavoring teas. Now, you have one more way to love it: in a glass of lemonade.
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup lavender simple syrup
6 cups water
1) Have your lover juice all of the lemons for you, and tell them they will be rewarded with an amazing glass of lemonade.
2) Make at least a cup of simple syrup (a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water). When the syrup is boiling, throw in 3 big pinches of dried lavender. Lower the temperature. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Strain out the lavender and save the syrup in a heatproof container. Voilà! You made simple syrup.
3) Mix together your lemon juice, water, and simple syrup. I like it the way I have it listed in this recipe, but you might like it a little different – so add more or less simple syrup/lemon juice to your taste.