Sunday, September 22, 2013

Vegan MoFo, Day 22: Lavender Limeade

Gems from the Wheat State has a basic blueprint recipe for lemonade or limeade. The recipe contributor wasn't too specific and left the recipe wide-open for interpretation. I took it a bit further by cutting half the sugar and adding lavender buds. The lavender simple syrup adds so much to the basic concept of a limeade. It's floral and mellow against the contrast of the vibrant lime flavor. Love :)

Lavender Limeade
adapted from Gems from the Wheat State, pg. F14, contributor Cindy Hess
serves 8-12

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp lavender buds
1 cup lime juice
4 cups cold water

In a small saucepan, bring sugar, lavender, and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Measure out 1 cup lime juice. Strain lavender simple syrup into lime juice. Add to large pitcher and add 4 cups chilled water. Serve over ice.

It really is a beautiful drink, and I'm going to really enjoy it over the rest of this week.

Past Vegan MoFo posts on this day:

VMF 2012 Day 22: Tasty Drinks--Week Four!
VMF 2011 Day 22: Curried Corn Soup
VMF 2010 Day 22: Roasted Garlic Grilled Cheese Sandys

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