Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lavender Lemonade - Pretty in Pink?

12 cups 50 calories/cup

I've always wondered what the point of pink lemonade was.  The off the shelf kinds don't seem to taste any different, nor should they, as the various red dyes used to colour them are flavourless.  When we set off to make lavender lemonade last night my imagination painted the finished product... well... lavender.  Imagine my surprise when it turned out a lovely pink colour, with a delightful lemon-lavender flavour, if not colour.

holding back two cups of water.
In a heat proof cup or pot add
1/4 cup of dried lavender
2 cups boiling water
Steep for ten minutes, and pour through a sieve into the lemonade.  Press the lavender to get all of the liquid into the lemonade jug.  Stir, chill, and serve with ice.

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