Coconut lavander lemonade ..

  

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice, from about 9 lemons

1 3/4 cups sugar

8 cups coconut water

4 cups water

1/2 recipe Lavender Simple Syrup (recipe follows)

Directions:

Place lemon juice, sugar, coconut water, and water into a pitcher and shake or stir vigorously until all the sugar is dissolved. I prefer to shake because it aerates the lemonade and makes a nice head on top.

Pour 1/2 of the lavender syrup into the pitcher and stir. You can add more or less lavender syrup to your personal taste. I personally find that 1/2 of the lavender syrup recipe is a good balance.

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups water

3 tablespoons dried lavender

a few drops of violet food coloring (optional) if you don’t have violet you can make it my mixing 2 drops of blue and 2 drops of red Color 

Combine the sugar, water, and lavender in a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan.

Bring to a boil on high heat, and boil for 1 minute.

Remove from the heat, cover, and let the lavender steep in the syrup for 20 minutes.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender, add the food coloring (food coloring is optional and is just used for presentation purposes).

Set syrup aside to cool.

 Once cooled, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

*add spirits for an adult beverage

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