Lavender Sparkling Lemonade

Lavender Sparkling Lemonade
 

You’re sparkling


A couple of notes for ya.

Note #1. I don’t love a very sweet lemonade so I didn’t add sugar to this recipe. WAIT! Don’t wince. The floral flavors from the lavender really do a nice job of balancing the acidity. That said, absolutely feel free to add sugar to taste at the end.

Note #2. Definitely definitely definitely make it boozy if you’re looking for a great brunch cocktail!


MAKE IT BOOZY!


I didn’t make it boozy myself but if I did, these are some of the ways I would try.

  1. Add vodka and simple syrup.

  2. Add bourbon and honey.

  3. Add bubbly and Elderflower and St. Germain

  4. If you try another way, let me know!

 
 

Lavender Sparkling Lemonade

RECIPE


 

TIME

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 5 minutes

FREEZE TIME: 4 hours

TOTAL TIME: 4 hours and 10 minutes



YIELDS

6 Servings



INGREDIENTS

FOR THE ICE

Culinary English Lavender (3 tbsps, divided)

Rind From 1/4 Lemon (finely chopped)

Water (4 cups)

FOR THE LEMONADE

4 Lemons

Lemon Lime Seltzer (4 cups)



KITCHEN ITEMS

Chefs Knife

Cutting Board

Sauce Pan with Lid

Wooden Spoon

Chinois

Measuring Cup

Silicone Ice Cube Tray

Lemon Juicer

Pitcher

1. TO MAKE YOUR LAVENDER ICE. combine your water, 2 tbsp of lavender, and lemon rind in your sauce pan.

Bring to a boil and then lower your heat to a simmer.

Stir and simmer for 3 minutes.

Carefully strain your lavender mixture through your chinois and into your measuring cup (in batches).

Use your measuring cup to pour your lavender lemon water into your ice cube tray.

Sprinkle your remaining lavender evenly over your ice cubes.

Put your ice cube tray in the freezer until your water turns into ice—about 4 hours.

2. TO MAKE YOUR LEMONADE. I highly recommend making this lemonade once your ice is completely frozen. It will help keep it at its most bubbly.

Juice all four of your lemons directly into your pitcher.

Add your lemon lime seltzer.

Stir.

3. TWO WAYS TO SERVE. option #1. I liked putting the cubes in pretty classes and pouring the lemonade over them. The pouring liquid helps break the ice which causes a beautiful lavender color to bleed out.

Option #2. Put the ice into your pitcher. If you don’t stir them in, they will emit the lavender color from where they are giving an ombre feel.