With temperatures in the south creeping up into the 80s, I find myself reaching for a cooling drink in the evenings while I relax on the patio. Lavender lemonade is a welcome reprieve from the southern heat, and so easy to whip up.
Tips for Making Lavender Lemonade
Use lavender sparingly, and stick with French or English lavender varieties as they won’t be bitter or soapy.
You may need to play with the recipe to get the right level of sweetness to taste. If too sweet, add more lemon juice or dilute with water. Add more sugar if too tart, and if the lavender flavor is too strong, dilute with chilled water.
The lavender simple syrup can be kept in a glass bottle in the fridge for up to two weeks.