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Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Yield: Makes 8 servings.
  • Prep to 15 mins
  • Stand to 10 mins
  • Cool to 1 hr
  • Chill 4 hrs to 24 hrs

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Lavender buds lend subtle floral notes to a refreshing, homemade sparkling lemonade. The recipe comes from lavender afficionado Jennifer Vasich.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender buds
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Lemon wedges or slices (optional)
  • Sprigs of fresh lavender (optional)

Directions

  1. For syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine the 2 cups water, the honey and lavender buds. Bring to boiling over medium heat; remove saucepan from heat as soon as the syrup comes to a boil. Let steep for 10 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a 2-quart pitcher; discard lavender buds. Let cool to room temperature; stir in lemon juice. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. To serve, add the 2 cups sparkling water to the lemon mixture. Pour lemonade over ice cubes in tall glasses. Garnish each with a lemon wedge and a fresh sprig of lavender, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

(Sparkling Lavender Lemonade)

Servings Per Recipe 8, pro. (g) 0, vit. A (IU) 86, fiber (g) 0, sugar (g) 35, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, carb. (g) 38, Monosaturated fat (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, iron (mg) 0, calcium (mg) 17, Folate (µg) 9, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 3, Potassium (mg) 67, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 16, cal. (kcal) 137, Fat, total (g) 0

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