Friday, May 9, 2014

Lavender Lemonade


Happy Friday!!!  It's beginning to feel like summer-yippee!!! The kids are running around the neighborhood with their friends and the windows are open.  Signs that the temperatures are warming up and summer is right around the corner.  I can't wait!   I love having a pitcher of cold lemonade on the counter when the kids run in and need a quick drink.  I found this amazing recipe that puts plain ole' lemonade to shame.  
It's refreshing and pretty and so yum!!!  I think it would be amazing for a mother's day brunch.  Turn it into a cocktail as well, with a splash of vodka. Perfect for a girls night!


Lavender Lemonade Recipe
2 cups water 
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons dried lavender
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
5 cups water
1 lemon sliced for the garnish

Combine 2 cups of water and 1 cup sugar  in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved and simple syrup is achieved.  Remove from heat and stir in the dried lavender.  Cover and let sit for about 15 minutes.  Strain lavender.  
In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, lavender/simple syrup and water.  Chill for 2 hours and serve over ice.  And if you want a little party in your summer drink add a bit of vodka.
Enjoy!!!



Doesn't this just look so pretty and summer-y??
Wishing you all the most happiest Mother's Day!



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