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Lavender Lemonade

Submitted by: Mary on 06/26/2004
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Ingredients

1/4 cup fresh lavender blooms - stems removed before measuring Note: 1 tablespoon, dried lavender may be substituted for 1/4 cup of fresh additional lavender sprigs for garnish, if desired

1 cup splenda
5 cups water - divided
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Directions

In a saucepan, mix the splenda with 2 1/2 cups of the water. Bring to a boil, stirring, to dissolve the splenda. Add the lavender to the hot splenda mix, remove from heat, and allow to steep for several hours, as desired. Strain; discard solids.



Add the lemon juice and the remaining 2 1/2 cups of water. Stir - the color will change. Chill, or serve over ice. Garnish, if desired with sprigs of fresh lavender.

Additional Information

Hidcote lavender will turn the lemonade a rosy-pink color; other types of lavender will make a paler beverage. Do NOT use pine-smelling lavenders such as

Servings

6 - 8

Calories

3

Time to prepare

10 minutes

Difficulty

Easy
 

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