This lemonade is great year around - it’s tasty and refreshing over ice or splashed into hot water to make tea. Lavender is known for its stress relieving properties and helps calm a headache. Blueberries are a nice addition that lends a pretty purple-ish colouring, and are also rich in vitamin C just like the lemons, helping to boost the immunity. Your sore throat will really benefit from the addition of honey and lemon juice when you need to!
Make this pretty drink for a party, holiday gathering, or just for a a bit extra-special family treat. A splash of champagne would turn it into a nice, bubbly drink for a bridal shower or celebration brunch.
1/4 cup dried organic culinary lavender
2 cups boiling water
1/2-3/4 cup honey (or to taste)
Juice of 5 lemons (or to make 1 cup)
5 cups cold water, or as needed
1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) + 1/3 cup water (optional, for more intense colour)
1. Put the lavender in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out and discard. Mix the honey into the warm lavender water, then pour into a pitcher filled with ice.
2. Juice the lemons and add to the pitcher. Top off with more cold water and stir. Adjust to taste with additional honey or lemon juice.
3. Put the blueberries and water into a blender and blitz until smooth. Strain through a sieve and add the blueberry juice to the pitcher.
Garnish with more lemon slices and blueberries as desired.