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Give your standard lemonade recipe a makeover with the addition of honey, lavender and vodka. Use garden-fresh herbs to lend a lovely herbal garnish to this Lavender Lemonade.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
stand:
10 mins
cool:
1 hr
chill:
4 hrs
total:
5 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
Makes 8 servings.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • For syrup, in a medium saucepan combine the 2 cups water, the honey, and lavender buds. Bring to boiling over medium heat; immediately remove from heat. Let steep 10 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve into a 2-qt. pitcher; discard lavender buds. Let cool to room temperature; stir in lemon juice. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

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  • To serve, combine the vodka, 2 cups sparkling water, and the chilled syrup. Pour lemonade over ice cubes in tall glasses. If desired, serve with lemon wedges and lavender sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; carbohydrates 38g; sugars 35g; vitamin a 86IU; vitamin c 16mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; folate 9mcg; sodium 3mg; potassium 67mg; calcium 17mg; iron 0.3mg.
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