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
1 Comment
  1. Thank you for this recipe. I will try it soon, since we bought 75 pounds of cherries when they were in season. Most have been processed, but some were frozen for later use, and I will use some frozen cherries to make this!

    Michigan, USA

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