Strawberry Lavender Lemonade [The Broken Bread]

Kids are getting out of school, college students are taking finals, things are starting to grow... summer is right around the corner!!!

Here is a wonderful seasonal recipe from one of the neatest websites out there!

the-broken-bread.com has a wealth of seasonal recipes (for every season) from an amazing blogger, chef, and believer named Kristan. If you have not heard of her, you need to check out her website and follow her on Instagram, twitter, and Facebook!!!

Here is her post from June 26 with a recipe for Strawberry Lavender Lemonade. (YES please)

STRAWBERRY LAVENDER LEMONADE

JUNE 26

It is finally starting to feel like summer in Seattle, and I couldn’t be happier. This city truly comes alive when the sun is out. Parks, look-out points, farmer’s markets, basically any type of activity that you could think of is filled with people who are out appreciating the glorious weather that has fallen upon Seattle. I had completely forgotten that the sun does not set until 9 or so, which means that we have the opportunity for a lot more sun!

 Image belongs to the broken bread

Image belongs to the broken bread


I purchased a fresh bundle of lavender last week, and I kept thinking that I wanted to incorporate this tender flower into some type of drink. I proceeded to search around my kitchen and realized that I had some strawberries that needed to be used, so I decided that a refreshing strawberry lemonade would be the perfect companion for the aromatic lavender that I had on hand. Lemonade is the perfect summertime refreshments to have on hand, and it only takes about 20 minutes to make.

For this recipe,You will need:

STRAWBERRY LAVENDER LEMONADE

Yields 5 Cups ~

· 3/4 Cup Fresh Strawberry puree, plus a few extra for garnish

· 6 Tablespoons  Honey, or about 5 Tablespoons Sugar

· 3 Tablespoons Dried Lavender

· 3/4 Cup of Lemon Juice ~ about 7 lemons

· 5 Cups of Water


Equipment: Large Saucepan, Food Processor/ Blender, Fine Mesh Sieve,

Mix water and honey into a sauce pan and bring to a boil, and stir until the honey dissolves.

Once the water is boiling add in 3 tablespoons of dried lavender and remove from heat.

With the lid on, let the lavender steep for about 10-12 minutes.

While the lavender is steeping, place strawberries in a food processor/blender and puree till smooth.

Combine the lemon juice and strawberry puree into pitcher.

Pour hot water through a mesh strainer into the strawberry and lemon mixture.

Let lemonade chill for up to 2 hours before serving, or until cold. If the lemonade seems a bit tart, simply add a bit more sweetener to mellow it out.

Optional: Dice up a few strawberries and place a small amount in each glass before serving.

- See more at: http://the-broken-bread.com/2013/06/strawberry-lavender-lemonade/#sthash.0aj1oLg4.dpuf

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Posted on May 14, 2015 .