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Lavender Lemonade

Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Lavender adds a delightfully different dimension to this refreshing summer favorite.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh lavender leaves
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  • Lavender stems

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 30.9 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 4 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Combine the boiling water and lavender in a medium bowl; cover and steep 30 minutes. Strain the lavender mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard lavender leaves.

  2. Combine 3 cups water and sugar in saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, and cook 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Combine lavender water, sugar syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher. Cover and chill. Serve over ice. Garnish lemonade with lavender stems, if desired.