When you think of fresh lemonade you think of happiness and energy, right? Melanie Porter of Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar has created French lavender lemonade that will take your usual lemonade game to the next level! With a gorgeous pink hue and fresh, simple flavors, you will be making this specialty drink all the time. Because lavender is known to be calming, this is the perfect drink for fall days. Even the ingredients look picture perfect on their own! Check out Melanie’s yummy recipe below:
“Adding edible lavender to traditional drinks or dishes is a surefire way to impress. Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar’s signature french lavender lemonade is a new take on an old favorite. The secret ingredient? Homemade lavender simple syrup using edible lavender from a farm in Southern California. The result? A sweet, tangy, floral and refreshing concoction that is undeniably thirst quenching. Drink it straight up, or mix it with your favorite iced tea to upgrade your arnold palmer!”
FRENCH LAVENDER LEMONADE RECIPE
Yields: 2 quarts
- 2 tbsp. edible lavender buds
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2.5 cups boiling water
- 1.5 cups fresh lemon juice
- 3 cups room temperature water
Mix lavender buds, granulated sugar, and boiling water together in large container. Stir thoroughly, so that all sugar dissolves. Set aside and let mixture steep on counter for at least 30 minutes.
After the syrup thickens (approx. 30 min), strain out lavender by pouring syrup through a mesh strainer into a pitcher. Set lavender & strainer aside.
Add fresh lemon juice and room temperature water to simple syrup in pitcher and mix thoroughly.
Pour over ice and enjoy!
Pro tip: freeze or blend french lavender lemonade to create yummy popsicles or slushies!
Photography for Best Friends For Frosting by: Maritha Mae