Lavender Limeade

Lavender Limeade

This recipe initiates you into cooking with lavender! I love to watch people’s expressions as they cautiously take the first sip— and then look at me in amazement! Next thing you know, they are telling me: this is a product! Why don’t you bottle it?

It is easy to make, and delightful to serve on a hot summer afternoon:

Heat 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 2 cups of water, 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers and the zest of a lime until the sugar has dissolved. Cool and strain. Use to sweeten the juice of eight limes. Add four cups of water and serve on ice.

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