Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lavender Honey Lemonade

Like I mentioned in a previous post,I made Lavender Honey Lemonade. Like any other recipe that one tries for the first time,I wasn't sure how it was going to taste. It sounded nice and refreshing,but...sometimes the actual product is disappointing.

This is one is a keeper. Though I am not a big lemonade person,I liked it. I don't think you could drink glasses and glasses in one sitting,but it is very refreshing. One glass was enough for me.You can taste all the ingredients. The first taste is of the honey,then you get the tartness of the lemons,then the last taste is the smoothness of the lavender. I let the lavender soak in the honey water for two hours,and I think any longer than that would've brought out the lavender too much,but it is entirely up to individual taste.

If you have lavender,you might want to give this one a try! The recipe is from Mother Earth News. I got it from their website. The author is Deanna Duke.

Lavender Honey Lemonade Recipe
1 cup honey
5 cups water
1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender or 1/4 cup fresh lavender blossoms ( I used fresh)
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice,strained ( it took me 7 lemons)
ice cubes
lavender sprigs for garnish

Combine hone with 2 1/2 cups of water in medium pan.Bring to a boil over medium heat,stirring to dissolve honey. Add the lavender to the honey water,cover,and remove from heat. Let stand at least 20 minutes (and up to several hours-depending how how strong of a lavender taste you want).Strain mixture and discard lavender. Pour infusion into a glass pitcher.( I only had plastic).Add lemon juice and another 2 1/2 cups of cold water.Stir. Refrigerate until ready to use,or pour into tall glasses half filled with ice. Garnish with lavender springs. Makes 6 cups.

1 comment:

  1. I would have never even thought about putting lavender in a lemonade recipe. I might have to try this myself! Thanks for sharing!