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Lush Lemon Lavender Libation

Natalia Karoway

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When entertaining, I love to refresh my guests with a fancy beverage, but sometimes finding a virgin treat can be a challenge.  So...I mix up my own!  This sophisticated blend of lemon, lavender and mint is a show stopper with its layers of color and depth of flavor.  Share this at your next toast-worthy occasion.  

Lush Lemon Lavender Libation

 Serves 10

For the Lavender Lemon Juice:

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender flowers

Soak lavender in lemon juice for 4 hours.  Once done, the color is unbelievable!  Strain. Save the lavender for garnishing.

For the Candy Lemon Syrup:

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  •  4 teaspoons lemon zest

Blend honey, lemon juice and zest to create your syrup.

To serve:

  • 40 oz sparkling water
  • 40 mint leaves, crushed
  • the remaining lavender buds from the lavender lemon juice, for garnishing
  • lemon slices, for garnish
  • lots of ice
Per serving, fill a 12 oz glass with ice.  Add in 4 crushed mint leaves.  Cover with 4 oz of sparkling water.  Stir in 2 tablespoons candy lemon syrup.  Top with 2 teaspoons lavender lemon juice and let your guests mix their own so they can see the beautiful layered color effect.  Garnish with a few lavender buds and a slice of lemon.  Watch your guests sip in bliss!

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