This is ASD’s first video recipe!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed making it.  Wow, what a process!  We have learned so much and can’t wait to do another. 


Sparkling Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 3C sugar SONY DSC
  • 3C water
  • 6-8 lemons, juiced to yield 1 ½ C lemon juice
  • 3-4 lemons sliced
  • 1 qt. blueberries
  • 32 oz. sparkling water
  • 2 drops of lavender essential oil

Garnish for Two

  • 1 lemon
  • mint
  • toothpicks

Process

Make simple syrup by mixing the sugar and water in a medium sauce pan.  Cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and the water just starts to boil around the edges.  Set aside to cool.

Cut 6-8 lemons in half and juice.

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Pour lemon juice and simple syrup into a pretty pitcher.   Add the sliced lemons and a handful of blueberries.  Fill the pitcher with sparkling water. Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 2-3 mint leaves, and stir well.

To garnish, slice two slices from the mid-section of the lemon.  Thread a lemon slice, 2 blueberries, and mint leaves onto a toothpick.  Set aside.

Use the rest of a lemon to squeeze the rest of its juice onto a bread plate.

Pour a little sugar onto a second bread plate.

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Muddle a few blueberries in the bottom of your sugared glasses to naturally create the color you would expect of a lavender lemonade.  Besides, the berries compliment the lemon lavender combination and make a color pop addition to the garnish!

Add ice to your glasses. Fill with lemonade. Top with your fabulous garnish.

This lemonade is so refreshing and relaxing! It’s a fantastic way to create one of those unexpected special moments with a drink that everyone loves.  Enjoy!

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Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
A deliciously refreshing and relaxing lemonade!
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Ingredients
  1. 3C sugar
  2. 3C water
  3. 6-8 lemons, juiced to yield 1 ½ C lemon juice
  4. 3-4 lemons sliced
  5. 1 qt. blueberries
  6. 32 oz. sparkling water
  7. 2 drops of lavender essential oil
Garnish for Two
  1. 1 lemon
  2. mint
  3. toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Make simple syrup by mixing the sugar and water in a medium sauce pan. Cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved and the water just starts to boil around the edges. Set aside to cool.
  2. Cut 6-8 lemons in half and juice.
  3. Pour lemon juice and simple syrup into a pretty pitcher. Add the sliced lemons and a handful of blueberries. Fill the pitcher with sparkling water. Add 2 drops of lavender essential oil, 2-3 mint leaves, and stir well.
To Garnish
  1. slice two slices from the mid-section of the lemon. Thread a lemon slice, 2 blueberries, and mint leaves onto a toothpick. Set aside.
  2. Use the rest of a lemon to squeeze the rest of its juice onto a bread plate.
  3. Pour a little sugar onto a second bread plate.
  4. Dip the rims of your glasses, first, into the lemon juice, then into the sugar.
  5. Muddle a few blueberries in the bottom of your sugared glasses to naturally create the color you would expect of a lavender lemonade.
  6. Add ice to your glasses. Fill with lemonade. Top with garnish.
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A special thanks to Melanie Hurst from The Oily Seed for collaborating on this video with me!   

Check out this and a ton of other great Southern recipes on Full Plate Thursday, Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday!

 

A gorgeous sparkling lavender lemonade recipe using lavender essential oil. Plus a how-to for a garnish that makes it oh, so special!

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