Lavender Lemonade

Summer is almost here in Seattle, and I thought what better way to get ready than some refreshing drinks?   This lavender lemonade is pretty simple to make and very refreshing.  Of course you can experiment and make the simple syrup with any kind of herb you like, rosemary, sage, thyme, mint.  Whatever you feel like trying.  Next I might do sage orange!

In other news, I have been shooting and will have some new projects to announce over the next few months, but in the meantime I am enjoying planning an eventful summer.  I am very much looking forward to traveling to see some close friends, and traveling with some close friends this summer!  A wedding, an amusement park, or two, las vegas! In the least I will have some stories to tell and some pictures to share.

Enjoy!

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Recipe from the Kitchn

Lavender Lemonade

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

1 cup sugar
5 cups water, divided
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ice cubes
Lavender sprigs for garnish

Combine sugar with 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

Add lavender blooms to the sugar water, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand at least 2 minutes, or up to 2 hours.

Strain the mixture and discard the lavender. Pour the infusion into a glass pitcher. Add lemon juice and another 4 cups water. Stir.

Pour into glasses over ice or refrigerate until ready to drink. Garnish with lavender sprigs and lemon slices if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Janice Silva of Green Acres Lavender Farm

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