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Cherry Lavender Lemonade

The lavender adds a breath of freshness that takes this lemonade to the next level.
By Sawsan Abu Farha

Cherry Lavender Lemonade

This turned out AMAZING! The cherries added flavor, sweetness and a beautiful color. The lavender added a breath of freshness and took the lemonade to the next level.

Cherry Lavender Lemonade
 
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The lavender adds a breath of freshness that takes the lemonade to the next level.
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Recipe Type: Drink
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Cherry Lavender Syrup
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 cup cherries
  • 4 lavender sprigs (or 1½ teaspoons dried lavender buds)
  • In a pot add the water, sugar, and cherries.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  • When it starts to boil reduce heat to a low simmer and add the lavender.
  • Simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Strain pressing the cherries to get all of their juices. Do not discard the cherries
  • Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator
Lemonade
  • 1 cup cherry lavender syrup
  • juice of 4-5 lemons (the amount of lemon juice is up to your taste, you can start with 3 and taste and decide if you want to add more)
  • 3 cups water
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a jug and stir till combined.
Notes
You can use this syrup to make lemonades, limeade , refreshing soda drinks The type of berries is up to you, use what you have on hand and enjoy the different colors and flavors I strongly recommend you reserve the cherries used to infuse the syrup, pulse them with a little syrup and you will have a wonderful cherry lavender sauce
Sawsan Abu Farha

Sawsan Abu Farha

Passionate food explorer Sawsan Abu Farha lives in Jordan and enjoys mixing east and west in her kitchen aiming to get the best of both worlds.Juggling work, motherhood, blogging and a passion for food and food photography, she shares her journey in her blog "Chef in disguise".

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Originally Published: June 27, 2013

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