Lavender and Honey Lemonade
END OF SUMMER PICNIC WITH LISA
Yes, I know… here I am, a newbie in the blogging sphere, already “recommending/promoting/referring” you to check out someone’s business. But, why not, right? Right. So, first and foremost check out: Muslingarden.com
Let me introduce you to the Muslin Garden owner/rockstar/creative genius, Lisa. She and I have been friends for a long time. We’re talking about two decades of solid friendship. We met at work; therefore we worked, played, somewhat grew up and are planning on growing old together. We are foodies to the core. We breathe and dream food. Lisa even makes cute, fake food, on top of her real, out this world food!
So, we set a play date. Yep, for ourselves! And yes, . . . on a week day! How cool and somewhat irresponsible does that sound? Well, she came over to play in my kitchen, bringing a boat load of her magnificent findings. Gorgeous, vintage-mixed with a couple of new things. Glorious stuff!
I opened the door and saw this happy, big smile. Giving me a hug, she said, “I’m really excited.”
Wearing her soft linen apron that she custom made for herself, Lisa took out her thick, curios glass pitcher, put it on the table and head to my pint-sized kitchen. “Are we ready to play?” I asked.
Lavender and honey lemonade. Every bit of it says “I’m homemade. I’m refreshing. I’m good for you.” The honey and lavender gives it a hint of earthiness that is comforting.
From the a-typical hue to the beautiful gradient of this yummy liquid makes, onto the pure taste of it, like me, you would want to keep this recipe and make it over and over again.
Here’s to our friendship, to sisterhood of the crazies, to our next and next and next playdates, Lisa. Chin chin.
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup honey
- Ice cubes
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 5 cups cold water
- In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, lavender and sugar to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
- Add in the honey and stir to dissolve. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes.
- Fill a 2 quart pitcher ¼ of the way with ice. Add in lemon juice and 5 cups of cold water.
- Strain the lavender simple syrup into the pitcher. Discard the lavender buds. Adjust the flavors to your liking.