Once a plant and colour associated with the elderly only (!!), Lavender has been making a come back in 2010 (spotted on eyes, lips, catwalks) but I have to say lavender has been a part of my life always. Something my sister and I were brought up on, we were always surrounded by lavendar plants and oils and creams – scenting, soothing and healing our childhood.
So when I saw the recipe for Lavender Lemonade I just had to pass it on and share the love for this fabulously pretty and gorgeously fragranced plant. For all my readers in the Southern Hemisphere and still in the sunshine, this is one for the weekend. Pretty, fresh and something a little bit different. Enjoy!
* 2 cups sugar
* 5 sprigs lavender (stems and buds), plus additional for garnish
* 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons)
* 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes)
In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil.
Remove from heat; add 7 lavender sprigs and lemon and lime juices.
Cool to room temperature, strain, and chill.
Serve on ice, with additional lavender for garnish.