Spiked Meyer Lemon Lavender Lemonade

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This recipe is excerpted from the beautiful seasonal online magazine recently launched by my friend Molly of MollyMy.com. I was lucky enough to collaborate with her on some fun entertaining recipes for the summer, and this spiked Meyer lemon lavender lemonade is one of my current favorites. Make up a big pitcher for your next gathering, and watch it disappear!

Be sure to check out Molly’s My Magazine for more lifestyle & entertaining tips, and lots of delicious entertaining recipes perfect for summer.

Makes about 6 cups lemonade

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of water
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup orange blossom honey (or whatever floral local honey you can find, preferably raw)
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice, about 6 lemons (or regular lemons if you can’t find Meyer lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 sprigs of fresh lavender
  • Vodka and lavender sprigs, to serve

Directions:

  1. In a medium size pot, bring your water to a boil. Add the honey and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, whisking to incorporate and dissolve the honey.
  2. Off the heat, whisk in the lemon juice, lime juice, and lavender sprigs. Set aside and allow to cool for 15 minutes or so.
  3. After 15 minutes, remove the lavender sprigs, and divide the lemonade into ice filled glasses. Add 1 shot of vodka per glass (more or less to taste), and stir each glass to combine. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh lavender, and enjoy!

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Photos by Jodee Debes.

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