It's HOT here in Denver this summer + I have a lavender lemonade recipe to help cool you down. This refreshing combo of lavender + lemon will help you beat the heat.
5 1/2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
7 Tablespoons Agave Nectar
1 Cup Lavender Water:
3 Tbsp Dried Lavender
2 Cups Water
Juice 2 to 3 lemons to yield 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a stock pot. Add agave nectar + lemon juice, stir until dissolved. Add 2 1/2 cups cool water. Let cool.
In an additional pot, bring 2 cups water to boil. Place a fine strainer over the pot, in the water. Place 3 Tbsp dried lavender in the strainer. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Reserve 1 cup lavender water.
Add 1 cup lavender water to the lemonade mixture. Let cool. Transfer to a pitcher + refrigerate. Enjoy!
The fresh lavender scent will fill your kitchen + is sure to chill you out. Lavender is known for it's relaxation properties. I hope this recipe helps you find refreshment this summer. Let me know how you like to chill out in the summer in the comments below.
Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.