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Lavender Blueberry Lemonade

Side view of a glass of lavender blueberry lemonade

This refreshing English Garden Cocktail is relaxing, zingy, and positively colorful.  Perfect for a hot summer day!

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Lavender Buds, dried
  • 2 Lemons, juiced
  • 3/4 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Vodka
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan over medium high heat, combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Turn off heat.
  2. Stir in lavender buds and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain simple lavender syrup into a bowl to allow to cool and simultaneously remove the lavender buds.
  3. Into a pitcher, juice lemons, pour in vodka and add in blueberries. Add in desired amount of ice.
  4. With a muddler or a large spoon, smash together until blueberries have released their juice and color.
  5. When lavender syrup is cooled, pour over ice – stir and pour into double old fashioned glasses with additional ice. Garnish with additional lemon slices.

Notes

If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, simply omit the vodka. Then it’s kid friendly!