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  • Heather Shannon

LAVENDER SAGE LEMONADE

Updated: Mar 5


Enjoy a cold glass of fresh lavendar sage lemonade

Welcome to your new favorite summer refreshment: Lavender Sage Lemonade! Ok, it's still winter here in Idaho, but I have spring fever and am dreaming about summer! When it finally arrives, there's nothing quite like a cool, refreshing drink to beat the heat. But why settle for ordinary when you can elevate your beverage game with the delightful combination of lavender and sage?

Making Lavender Sage Lemonade is easier than you might think. Start by brewing a simple syrup infused with fresh lavender flowers and sage leaves (this can be done with other fresh herbs as well). Combine this fragrant syrup with freshly squeezed lemon juice and chilled water, and voilà – you have a deliciously unique lemonade that's bursting with flavor and aroma.

But Lavender Sage Lemonade isn't just a treat for your taste buds – it's also a boost for your health and mood. Lavender is known for its calming properties, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Sage, on the other hand, is rich in antioxidants and has been used for centuries to support digestion and boost immunity.

Together, these herbs create a refreshing drink that not only quenches your thirst but also uplifts your spirits and nourishes your body. So, the next time you're craving a summertime pick-me-up, reach for a glass of Lavender Sage Lemonade and let its soothing sweetness transport you to a state of pure bliss. Cheers to summer and all the joys it brings!

Fresh Lavender Sage Lemonade

See below for base portions, adjusting to personal desired levels of sweet, savory, tartness as desired. Syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in jar in fridge till ready to use.

  1. Bring two cups of water to a boil

  2. Add about 8 sage leaves

  3. Add about 3 tbsp fresh lavender buds (food grade)

  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes

  5. Stir in 1 cup of sugar or half cup each of sugar and honey

  6. Let simmer for 20 minutes (add a drop or two of purple food coloring if desired)

  7. While syrup is simmering, squeeze 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice

  8. Strain syrup with fine mesh strainer and cool

  9. Mix syrup, lemon juice, water, and ice to taste

  10. Garnish with fresh sprig of lavender, sage, or lemon slice and serve

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