Sparkling Lavender Lemonade


Posted: July 14

Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

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Lavender isn’t just for helping you sleep: it also makes a great addition to the classic summer drink. Sparkling Lavender Lemonade has the bright, sunny lemon flavor of a traditional lemonade with the floral sweetness of lavender-infused throughout. Refreshing and cooling, Sparkling Lavender Lemonade is a unique and delicious twist on a beloved concoction, and it will have you serving it up all the time this summer!


Ingredients

• 1 cup water • 1 cup sugar • 2 drops lavender extract or 1 tablespoon dried lavender or 10 sprigs fresh lavender • 1 cup lemon juice • 3 cups sparkling water, cold • 1 drop purple food coloring, optional, for presentation

Directions

Step 1

Combine the water and sugar in a pan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the lavender to the saucepan if using the fresh or dried lavender.

Step 3

Allow the mixture to simmer and cook, stirring until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved and a syrup forms.

Step 4

Let the syrup cool to room temperature.

Step 5

Strain the lavender from the simple syrup.

Step 6

Combine the syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water in a pitcher.

Step 7

Add the lavender oil if using the extract.

Step 8

Add the food coloring.

Step 9

Serve over ice!


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