Lavender Lemonade

“This is a fabulous summer drink! Lavender soothes and refreshes on a hot day.”
Serves 6

12 ice cubes
1/4 cup dried lavender
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup white sugar
juice of 8 lemons
5 cups cold water, or as desired

Place ice cubes into a 2 quart pitcher. Pour boiling water over lavender into a bowl. Allow to steep for about 10 minutes, then strain out the lavender and discard. Mix the sugar into the hot lavender water, then pour into the pitcher with the ice.

Pour the lemon juice into the pitcher, adding cold water, and stir. Taste, adjusting lemon juice or sugar if needed. Pour into tall glasses, and enjoy!