Lavender Lemonade Recipe -- A sweet and refreshing drink made with honey. I think I may even like this more than regular lemonade!
Today's fabulous post is brought to you by the color purple and the Recipe Redux crizz-ew!
This month's theme was all about edible flowers.
Floral Flavors - Nothing brightens up a dish like a real flower! Whether you live in the northern or the southern hemisphere, edible flowers can add flavor and aroma to salads, breads, spreads, desserts or dips. Make your recipe bloom with rose water, flowering herbs, floral teas, dried lavender blossoms or even fresh flowers like nasturtiums, violets, borage, squash, sunflowers or pretty much any blossom in a vegetable garden.
Now I'll be honest this one really stumped me. I had never worked with edible flowers before unless you count an occasional flower garnish on a salad...or if you count munching on some clovers as a kid. Hey, it wasn't dirt or worms so I think my rabbit lifestyle started at a young age.
I wanted to do something more than slap a pansy or two on a garden salad and call it a day, but where to even start? I thought, hey I love the smell of lavender so why not see what it tastes like?! Until it took me a year and a half to actually locate lavender.
I hussed and fussed over what I would make with lavender that wouldn't end up tasting like an aromatherapy candle. I spied a recipe for lavender lemonade from Simply Recipes and knew just that this was the one way ticket to Summertime in a glass.
And the lavender? I really expected it to be more perfume-y tasting, but turned out rather subtle and just enough flavor to say "Oh hey. Just me, lavender. All up in your lemonade."Print
Make it a great day!