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Lavender Lemonade

lavender-lemonade-1So this is kind of awkward, but I actually picked up these pretty purple glasses over two years ago thinking “these will be PERFECT for a lavender lemonade post”. And though they’ve been well used and loved ever since, there they sat unfulfilling their rightful duty. Until now! Because I finally tried this recipe that I’ve been eyeing forever, and I’m so glad that I did. It basically tastes like summer in liquid format, and that excites me to no end.

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Need2-1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers
2-1/2 cups cold water
1 cup lemon juice
Ice cubes

DO1. In a large saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil.

2. Remove from the heat; add lavender. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.

3. Strain, discarding lavender.

4. Stir in cold water and lemon juice. Serve over ice.

Yields: 6 servings
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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Estela
    May 16, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Delicious!

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    Jordana @WhiteCabana
    May 16, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Ha ha. I love that you bought the glasses with such a specific purpose in mind. Awesome.

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      May 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I know – I can’t believe I even admitted that! As a blogger, it happens ;) I make sure I love them for other things though as well. I once bought a big colourful bowl from Anthropologie specifically for popcorn too (to date, it’s still our popcorn bowl, I don’t think it’s seen any other uses)

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    Alyssa
    May 16, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I love mixing up my lemonade in summer–I’ve done all sorts of fruit, but never lavender. It sounds so exotic and french…I’ll have to try!

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    Lauren
    May 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Gorgeous! I love making lavender simple syrup… for lemonade, ice cream, salad dressing. And I’ve totally got a little random assortment (from Anthro) of “for the blog” purchases too ;)

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      May 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      haha I feel like you can’t call yourself a blogger until you have “for the blog” items!

      And salad dressing? I’m so intrigued!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files]
    May 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    This sounds delish, and looks beautiful, would be so perfect for a summer gathering!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      May 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Agree!! You’ll be the hostess with the mostest with this bad boy

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    Leigh
    May 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Simply lovely and they look delicious! I’m glad the glasses finally got to fulfill their duty ;)

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    Leah // Freutcake
    May 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Blogger twins for life! ;) Lavender lemonade sounds amazing btw. I will definitely give it a try.

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      May 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Too funny, eh? You should :)

  • Reply
    Caitlin
    May 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    These glasses are gorgeous, I’m such a sucker for detailed glasses! :) I cant wait to make this and enjoy it in the classic English summer we all know and love to be rain…

    Caitlin x

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      May 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      haha this will add a bit of sunshine at least ;)

  • Reply
    Chelsey
    May 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    What a sophisticated twist on lemonade- you’re photos are gorgeous, the glasses were a perfect choice!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      May 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Chelsey!

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    Supal {chevrons and éclairs}
    May 18, 2013 at 3:55 am

    in the garden of our house’s courtyard there is lots of lavender… I think summer dissertation reading sessions on the beach with a bottle of lavender lemon is a must!

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      Jacquelyn
      May 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Um that sounds perfect

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    Ali (A Dash of Details)
    May 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

    this looks so delicious and perfect for a warm spring/summer day!

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