Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lavender Lemonade - An ode to summer!


We are constantly looking for ways to beat the blessed heat here. It's alright when we are in the comfort of home, but it's another story altogether if you have to be out between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm. My heart goes out to the folks who have to commute long distances, have to work outdoors or even step out to do chores. But sadly, none of this can be avoided and hence the need to quench the ubiquitous thirst. and hence the need to quench it using never-tried-before ways. and hence, hearts were set aflutter when i chanced upon this. Here's to hoping we have early rains this year!


1 cup water
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups water
1.5 tablespoons culinary lavender


Bring the two cups of water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan and remove from heat. Add the honey and the lavender and let it steep for 20 minutes.

Strain out the lavender and extract the last bit of lavendery goodness out of the mix.

In a pitcher, combine the lemon juice and the lavender syrup. Add chilled water if need be. Leave in the refrigerator to chill and then pour out, top with ice and bask in the freshness!


11 comments:

  1. Looks and sounds really refreshing :-)

    Aparna

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  2. What a lovely drink. I can't wait for my lavender to bloom ....Lots of buds , I have bookmarked your lavender ice cream too !! We cld do a lavender festival :)))

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  3. wow awesome dear....very refreshing and amazing clicks....very impressive...

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  4. Beautiful clicks and drink..

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  5. ahhh perfect summer drink. can imagine the soul soothing effect of lavender. lovely clicks as always. between will definitely make that cookies-icecream sandwich.

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  6. Add a dash of vodka and im a happy girl ;)
    I can imagine how terribly hot chennai must be now. Here tho im craving for some sunshine.
    Lemon and lavender is def a match made in heaven.

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  7. A great thirst quencher and I always love lemony drink!

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  8. wow..wat a fantastic cliks...I'm speechless actually
    Tasty Appetite

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  9. This is the perfect way to beat the heat! I love the smell of lavender and I often add lavender syrup to my lemonade as well. Your clicks are mind-blowing! Great work, dear!!

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  10. Cool n refreshing.... Just love it... Of u like I can link up to the ongoing event dish name starts with L in my space....

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