Strawberry Lemonade with Lavender
This Strawberry Lemonade with Lavender uses strawberries, lavender simple syrup, and lemons to make the perfect summer drink. For a delicious summer cocktail, add gin or vodka.
Servings: 6 people
Lavender Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 TB dried lavender petals (culinary grade)
- 6-8 lemons (approx. 1 cup fresh lemon juice), plus 1 more for garnish (sliced and deseeded)
- 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen), plus more for garnish
Optional Hard Lemonade Add-Ins
- 9-12 oz gin or vodka, depending on desired alcohol content (optionally- add 1 ½ - 2 oz alcohol per 8oz of lemonade)
Make simple syrup by adding sugar, lavender and 1 cup water to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer about 5 minutes. Pour syrup through a mesh sieve into a measuring cup (or other spouted container), and allow it to cool.
Meanwhile, juice lemons until you have about 1 cup of juice. Blend together lemon juice and strawberries, and pour into pitcher.
Add 4 cups of cold water and half of the syrup. Taste the lemonade, and add more syrup if desired.Tip: Store remaining syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a year. Use in your next batch of lemonade.
If serving hard, add liquor to pitcher (or add to individual glasses as serving). Serve cold over ice with strawberry garnish.
Makes about 6 8oz servings
Nutrition information does not include optional alcohol.
Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg