LAVENDER TREE COCONUT LEMONADE

What better way to cool of on these hot summer days with a refreshing drink created with the flowers from your Lavender trees?!

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This recipe is a favourite for those sun lounging days. Delicious, herbal, sweet, and satisfying!

LAVENDER TREE COCONUT LEMONADE:

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice, from about 9 lemons
1 3/4 cups sugar
8 cups coconut water
4 cups water
1/2 cup of lavender leaves freshly picked from your Lavender tree to create a Lavender syrup. (Directions for syrup below)

Directions:

Place lemon juice, sugar, coconut water, and water into a pitcher and shake or stir vigorously until all the sugar is dissolved. Shaking it aerates the lemonade and makes a nice foam on top.
Pour 1/2 of the lavender syrup into the pitcher and stir. You can add more or less lavender syrup to your personal taste. Generally 1/2 of the lavender syrup recipe is a good balance.
*add spirits for an adult beverage

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe
Ingredients:

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons dried lavender
a few drops of violet food coloring (optional)

ENJOY!

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