For those of you suffering from sweltering summer heat, here’s a suggestion for a cooling drink: lavender-infused lemonade! Both lemons and lavender grow in abundance here (in California and my backyard). So, it was just a matter of time before they became acquainted.
A Little Lavender Goes a Long Way
Lavender is edible, though English lavender and Provence lavender are most often used for culinary purposes. Here’s the tip with lavender: It doesn’t take much. Use it sparingly, like rosemary (which would also be terrific in lemonade, by the way).
Too much and your lemonade may taste like expensive soap. But just a little? Lovely.