If you love lemonade and willing to try something a little outside of the box this Spring then you must try this! It’s far more refreshing than regular lemonade and it really packs a fun punch of flavor. Lavender has a very strong floral scent to it but if you make it just right, it won’t taste that way. In fact, it’s very complimentary to the zing of lemons.
My mom always had a ton of lavender bushes in front of her house that smelled amazing every time the wind blew. Stuffing pillows with lavender has been a age old concept to sleep with to aid in sound sleep but I’ve always wondered in the back of my mind if there’s any way to cook with it aside from using Herbs de Provence (which contains a little bit of lavender).
About 5 years ago I was hanging out at a wine bar and tried their lavender creme brule and went crazzzzzzzy for it! In that instance I thought there must be a drink with lavender if you can cook with it! It must have been in the stars because later that week I went to Cafe Firenze in Moorpark, CA and had a lavender lemonade martini that was just incredible. From that moment I knew I had to figure out how to make this stuff. Needless to say it’s quite simple to make and very inexpensive.