Thursday

Loving Lavendar

I'm on a bit of a lavender kick lately.  It all started when my friend Ashley got me hooked on this lavender syrup



It's delicious, but a little on the pricey side.  So, my DIY instinct kicked in and I decided to try to make it.  I found this great recipe here and figured I had nothing to lose.  Sounds a little weird, but don't knock it till you try it, you just might love it as much as I do.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried or 1/4 cup fresh lavender blossoms (I got mine from Fresh Market)
  • 1 cup water
Preparation
  • Bring all ingredients to a simmer in a saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool. Cover and store in refrigerator.
  • Lavender Iced Tea: Stir 2 tablespoons Lavender Syrup into a 12-ounce glass of iced tea.
  • Lavender Lemonade: Stir 2 tablespoons Lavender Syrup into a 12-ounce glass of lemonade.

I add mine to a glass of sparkling lemonade for a refreshing summertime treat.  At first I thought it might taste like a potpouri sachet, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  It's refreshing and delicious!  I've even gotten my sister hooked on it.

I bottled mine up in a thrift store bottle and labeled it with this label from the graphics fairy just for fun...





I even made it for a recent bridal shower...(check out my $8 drink dispenser from Walmart)



Not only do I love it in my lemonade, I also love it in my decor.  If lavender is the color of the year for 2012, I'm totally taking credit for it ;)  

This room has me inspired to redo my office, stay tuned for more on that...



images via casasugar




5 comments:

penelopejoseph said...

love the lavender lemon-ade and your label is adorable!!!!

Amanda said...

oh my!!!! that office!!! *swoon* Im dying over that desk!!! It actually reminds me of my HomeGoods nightstands I scored the other day! I wonder where you can get that desk? ok great now i want to toss everything in my office and start over!! geez!! LOL

Amory said...

You really have created a monster...can't.stop.drinking.it!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I am going to have to try that recipe. I have so much lavender from last year!

Ella said...

I'm going to try that this week. I'm on a lavender kick right now, too. I want the scent and flavor everywhere and I can't get my fill. Got any more ideas for a new lavender-aholic?

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