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

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

chill:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
Makes 8 servings.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

137 calories; carbohydrates 38g; sugars 35g; vitamin a 86IU; vitamin c 16mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; folate 9mcg; sodium 3mg; potassium 67mg; calcium 17mg; iron 0.3mg.
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