08 May 2014

Lavender + Basil Lemonade


So this post will be one of two where I am using lavender! I was so excited to finally snag some at Whole Foods last weekend and I immediately got to brainstorming what I wanted to use it with. This lemonade may top the Strawberry + Thyme lemonade I made a few weeks back. It is sweet, tangy, and has just a little kick from the basil. It was beyond refreshing and I cannot wait to make more on super hot days this summer. 

You'll Need :
2 table spoons of lavender
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar
Lemons
Fresh basil

To Make :
Combine water, sugar, and lavender in a pot and boil on the stove. This will make a lavender simple syrup. Strain the lavender flowers out of your water and chill in the fridge. Squeeze your lemons and pour over ice. Top with the simple syrup and garnish with fresh basil leaves. [I used three lemons to get  the very full wine glass above. I also prefer a more tart lemonade therefore I used more lemon juice-you can always adjust to your preference.]

Have you ever cooked with lavender before? If so, leave me some of your favorite recipes below!

1 comment:

  1. An amazing combo! I love the floral taste that lavender can bring to a drink. I have been ordering a lavender cocktail at a local restaurant lately—I'm quite addicted! The addition of basil must balance it out perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing—I hope to try this recipe this weekend! xo

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