Chris F. Nicholson

Lavender Basil Lemonade

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender
  • 3/4 cup basil: roughly chopped and more for garnishing
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup honey or coconut or granulated sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ice for serving

Directions

  1. Bring the lavender and two cups water to a boil in a small sauce pan.
  2. If you are using coconut or granulated sugar, add the sugar to the water as well.
  3. Once the water is boiling remove from the heat and add the basil, cover and steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile squeeze the lemon juice into a tall glass pitcher.
  5. Stir in the honey (unless you already added sugar earlier).
  6. Stir in three cups water.
  7. Once the basil has steeped, strain the mixture into the pitcher with the lemon juice.
  8. Stir well and then taste.
  9. If the lemonade tastes sweet, add water, if it tastes too tart, add honey, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the lemonade is just right.
  10. 1/3 cup honey works great.
  11. Place in the fridge until well chilled.
  12. To serve, pour the lemonade over a glass of crushed ice.
  13. Garnish with lavender and basil.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

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