Monday, 25 June 2012

meet.make.lavender lemonade cocktail.

Welcome to the Summer of the Mocktail!


Not all drinks need alcohol to be refreshing on a beautiful summers day. Sans alcohol or with a bit of Prosecco, after one of these lavender lemonades you'll be lip smacking and asking for more!

Coming to a lemonade stand near you...

We started with this recipe from Joy the Baker, then added our own spin on it by adding in lemon zest and raspberries. 

Ingredients: 
6 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
3 heaping tablespoons culinary lavender
2 cups fresh lemon juice (approximately 8 lemons)
Lemon zest
Fresh raspberries

Heat 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar over medium heat. Heat until all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and add 1/4 cup of honey and 3 heaping tablespoons dried culinary lavender. Cover and let mixture steep for 10-15 minutes. Once finished steeping, strain out the lavender and make sure you get all the syrup out of the lavender buds.

In a pitcher, combine the lavender sugar mixture with the freshly squeezed lemon juice, remaining 4 cups of water, lemon zest and raspberries. Chill in the fridge.

Serve on its own or mixed with a bit of Prosecco for some zip! To be extra cool, serve in a mason jar like the wannabe hipster you are.





Cheers! What is your favourite thirst quencher for the summer?

14 comments:

  1. hi there! coming from the hop!

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    have a wonderful day!

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  2. That looks so delicious!! I am definitely going to copy and paste this because my husband will love me for life if I make this for him! And thanks so much for the comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other?
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  3. I bet this tastes soo good! I'll definitely try to make it today :)
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  4. this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

    PS I have a Food on Friday edition on mocktails - this would be a super addition to it if you would like to link in

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    1. Hey, wonderful that you linked up to Food on Friday. And simply great that you are following Carole's Chatter. I am now adding you to my blog list as well. Look forward to seeing what you are up to on your blog.

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  5. This looks delicious. I love lemonade! Thanks so much for joining in the bloglovin blog hop. I'm a new follower via bloglovin and gfc. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to add me to your list of link parties.

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  6. Over from the bloghop...and I think this looks amazing! I just saw a post on lavender cupcakes and now lavender in a mocktail, YUM! The raspberries are a great addition! Off to look at more...
    Sarah @ dwellonjoy.com

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  7. This looks so refreshing!! I'm pinning it. :) I can't wait to try it!

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  8. i am definitely loving this - and will try it. thanks for this recipe!!! yummmm.

    phiphisblog.com

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  9. Such a cute blog! Im a new follower! Would love you to visit mine! :)

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  10. Excellent drink! I love the this combination of flavors

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  11. That looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for linking up at my link party! :)

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