When its a hot Okanagan summer day, a lemonade is a great idea. But how about a healthy ice cold glass of homemade lemonade with lavender from a backyard garden instead? That'll MORE than do. THAT'S awesome.... I'm laying it on ya, this a powerful move rather than driving through to buy a sugar-filled lemonade. Here's a super quick recipe to whip up and leave in a jug in the fridge for instant refreshment post-gardening or beach day!
Luscious Lavender Lemonade
2 Tablespoons Lavender Buds & 1 bag green tea
½ Cup Organic Sugar, Coconut Sugar or Local Honey (or 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup raw honey)
Juice of 3 Fresh Lemons
7 cups clean filtered water
Bring 4 cups water to low boil and add the lavender and green tea in a reusable tea bag, steep for 10 minutes before straining.
Add the sugar.
Remove the tea from the pot and stir well until sugar dissolved.
Add the fresh lemon juice.
Pour the remaining 3 cups water over the sugar.
Combine lavender lemonade a pitcher. Serve over ice.
That's it! Enjoy!