Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade

7 Jul

I must say that if I had a signature drink, this would be it. On a sweltering summer day, lemonade is tart, sweet, and infinitely refreshing. The lavender infused water and blueberry puree add depth and complexity while complimenting the prominent lemon flavor. The first time I made this drink, I used lavender earl gray tea instead of sprigs from a plant and I can tell you that the fresh lavender makes all the difference. If you’re looking to throw a 21+ party or just enjoy a summer cocktail solo, simply add 1 + 1/2 oz of vodka or gin to each serving. There’s nothing like a cold glass of lemonade on a hot day, and I plan on making this blueberry-lavender version again and again.

Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade

Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade
Becca Bakes Signature Drink

1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed (about 5-6 lemons)
2 cups sugar
7+1/2 cups water, divided
1 pint blueberries
15 sprigs fresh lavender (1 small plant) + a few extra for garnish

Directions:

1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups sugar + 2 cups water to a boil
2. Remove from heat, add fresh lavender sprigs and cover. Let seep for 30 minutes
3. In a bowl, crush blueberries until they become a puree. You can also puree them in a blender or food processor.
4. You can do this next step two ways. (1) Place the blueberry-puree in a fine mesh sieve positioned over a pitcher. Remove lavender sprigs from saucepan and pour lavender infused water through sieve on top of the blueberry-puree and into the pitcher. (2) Remove sprigs from saucepan and place lavender infused water and blueberry-puree in a French press. Press down to create a very clear blueberry-lavender mixture.
5. Pour lemon juice into picture followed by 5 + 1/2 cups of water. Tip: taste lemonade in-between adding cups of water – some like it tart! You can also add more sugar or lemon juice at this step as well.
6. Stir well! Garnish with a sprig of lavender, some floating blueberries, or a lemon slice on the glass edge. Enjoy!

Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade

Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade

All photos: Zac Wolf Photography

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7 Responses to “Blueberry-Lavender Lemonade”

  1. foodiecrush July 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM #

    So refreshing, makes me want to dive right in

  2. Savory Simple July 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM #

    Just beautiful!!!

  3. vanessapoppe July 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM #

    Delicious and beautiful.

  4. kat July 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM #

    It’s just so pretty! You take such amazing photos!

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