contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

           

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Blog

Lavender Lemonade

Patricia Reitz

 Lavender Lemonade - ButterYum

Lavender Lemonade - ButterYum

Who loves lavender?  Not only does it smell wonderful - it tastes great too, but it's very strong so you have to be careful not to use too much.  Here, dried lavender buds are gently steeped in hot water to make a tea which is then combined with water and freshly squeezed lemon juice to make this refreshing lavender lemonade.

 how to make lavender lemonade - recipe and how-to photos

The ingredients needed are pretty simple, fresh lemons, water, sugar, and dried lavender.  If you grow your own lavender, you can dried the buds yourself, otherwise they're pretty easy to find online (this is what I purchased).

DSC_0105.JPG

Gorgeous lemons!!!

 Lavender lemonade recipe

We need a lot of freshly squeezed lemon juice (don't even think about using the stuff in a bottle!).  You can squeeze the juice by hand (this is my favorite style for manual squeezing), but for large jobs, I love using my electric juicer.  Sadly, this one is no longer made, but there are plenty of similar models available online (here).

DSC_0085.JPG

Over high heat, combine some of the water with the sugar. 

DSC_0088.JPG

Stir the sugar until it dissolves.

DSC_0092.JPG

Bring the mixture to a boil.

 recipe for lavender lemonade - how-to photos and recipe

Turn off the heat and add the dried lavender flowers; steep for 10 minutes.

 How long to steep lavender to make lemonade - recipe and how-to photos.

After 10 minutes, strain the lavender out and discard.  Add the remaining water and freshly squeezed lemon juice and serve over ice.

DSC_0122.JPG

Oh, and here's a tip - store the empty lemon halves in the freezer.  Whenever you need lemon zest, grab a frozen half and run it over a microplane grater.  You'll never be without lemon zest again! 

DSC_0153 (2).JPG

Enjoy!

Items used to make this recipe:


Lavender Lemonade

makes 8 servings

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • optional: a drop or two of blue or purple food coloring
  • garnish: lemon slices and fresh lavender petals

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.  
  2. Remove from heat and stir in dried lavender; steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain lavender from mixture and discard.
  4. Place lavender-infused water in large pitcher; add remaining water, lemon juice, optional food coloring and stir well.
  5. Serve over ice.