Fresh lavender and mint infuse frozen lemon juice with an herbal flavor, making this drink tops for serving with light appetizers. Add the mint and lavender gradually to tailor the lemonade to your taste.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2006

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
stand:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 7 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in 1 cup sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, mint sprigs, and lavender sprigs; let stand at least 2 hours.

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  • Pour lemonade mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large pitcher, discarding herbs. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

  • *2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers may be substituted.

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