What might very properly be larger than sipping on freshly squeezed lemonade all through a summer season sunset? Sipping on lemonade made with blueberry and lavender and spiked with vodka, that’s what! Sweet blueberries, which might be in season in late summer season, mix fantastically with tart lemons and evenly floral lavender. In distinction to most lemonade recipes, this one doesn’t require tons of sugar. It’s merely the easiest.
I discovered two strategies to make this drink. Which one you choose will depend on what kind of lavender is obtainable to you (current or dried). It’s very straightforward to muddle up some lavender for one drink, or brew tea for a full pitcher of lemonade. Scroll down for the recipe!
2 lemons, juiced
½ teaspoon agave nectar (or additional, to type)
1½ ounces vodka (I used Tito’s) or gin (Hendrick’s suggested)
three sprigs of up to date lavender and ⅔ cup chilly water OR ⅔ cup lavender tea made with dried lavender (see instructions)
A great deal of ice
IF YOU ARE USING FRESH LAVENDER (WHICH IS EASIER):In a mixing glass, utterly muddle the sprigs of lavender with the blueberries. Squeeze inside the juice of two lemons, add agave nectar and vodka.
Add as a lot as ⅔ cup chilly water (roughly to type). Use a fork to whisk the agave nectar into the rest of the liquid.
Fill your glass with ice, and stir with a spoon.
TO MAKE TEA INSTEAD:Add one to 2 teaspoons of dried lavender per cup of scorching water. Let steep for about 5 minutes, and strain out the lavender. Let cool.
In a mixing glass, muddle 15 blueberries. Squeeze inside the juice of two lemons, add agave nectar and vodka. Use a fork to whisk the agave nectar into the rest of the liquid.
Add as a lot as ¾ cup of tea to your drink. Type it as you go and be comfortable to dilute it with water if you uncover it the lavender type is just too strong. Fill your glass with ice, and hearth up your lemonade with a spoon.