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
- 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
- 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.
- Off the heat, whisk in the lemon juice, lime juice, and lavender sprigs. Set aside and allow to cool for 15 minutes or so.
- 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!
Photos by Jodee Debes.