Refreshing Lavender Lemonade
Another heat wave is upon us and there is nothing better to quench the thirst like Lavender Lemonade. I always thought that it would be like drinking cologne and resisted the urge to try it for the longest time. Oh boy, was I wrong. Do not delay and brew some goodness.
Time-saving tip in the recipe so read carefully.*
Step 1 - Making Simple Syrup
1 cup packed, golden brown sugar
1 cup water
1 heaping tablespoon of lavender buds.
Bring water and sugar to boil. Add lavender. Stir and remove from heat. Let cool. Strain.
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 cups of water (the amount of water depends on your personal taste preference)
Mix lemon juice, water and ½ of simple syrup. Stir and taste. Keep adding simple syrup until you reach the desired sweetness.
Chill for an hour. Serve with slices of lemon.
If you want to serve lemonade with ice, use a bit less water when making lemonade, so it does not get diluted too much.
Buy organic lemonade. Add ¼ cup of simple syrup per 1 liter of lemonade. Taste and add more syrup and/or water if desired.
If you make lemonade often, make a double batch of simple syrup. Store unused part in the fridge.