Lavender Lemonade

There is something so calming about the smell of lavender. Even the look of it.

{Lavender field at dawn, photo via Better Photo}

Though the scent of coconut will always hold my heart, I do love having lavender around the house. Especially at night. Lighting a lavender candle while I take a shower, or spritzing lavender linen spray on crisp, clean sheets.

If you live in the DFW area, there's the Lavender Ridge Farm, an adorable little getaway celebrating everything about the pretty purple flower. Read about my mom's trip here.

Then there's lavender cocktails, lavender tea that my mom loves, and here's a recipe from Sunday Suppers for made-from-scratch lavender lemonade.

{Photo by Sunday Suppers}

Lavender Lemonade
* 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)

Directions:
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.

2 comments:

  1. That Lavender Lemonade looks SO good!! My plants died in the heat this month but I will try again next year planting earlier and in a different spot....maybe not SO much sun! This would be so cool to make next spring from our OWN plants!!! Love your post!

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  2. We use Lavender lotion every night!

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