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Lavender Limeade

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“This is the first recipe I've come across with lavender and lime in combination. From jardindusoleil.com. Refreshing!”
READY IN:
10mins
YIELD:
6 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 34 cups superfine sugar (read *NOTE)
  • 14 cup dried lavender or 14 cup fresh lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • lime slice, thinly cut
  • lavender flowers

Directions

  1. *NOTE: To make your own superfine sugar, place the granulated sugar in a blender and whirl until the grains are very small but not powdery.
  2. SIMPLE SYRUP: In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 2 cups water, superfine sugar, lavender and lime zest.
  3. Bring mixture to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  4. Remove pan from heat and let syrup stand for 10 minutes. Strain and discard lavender.
  5. LIMEADE: In large pitcher, stir together the simple syrup, lime juice and the remaining 4 cups water.
  6. Serve over ice, with lime slice as a garnish.
  7. For presentation, float a sprig of lavender on top of each serving.
  8. Yield is estimated.

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