The lavender is blooming! Making lemonade with it is both an easy introduction to it for novices, and a great way to charm a five year old who prefers pink/purple food. The lemon remains the dominant flavor, with just a hint of mint and lavender. Actual sugar would likely be fine in this beautiful lemonade, but I’m trying to serve it to a couple of friend with diabetes. Besides, I’m quite fond of the hint of licorice that it adds.

Lavender Mint Lemonade
Concentrate for 5-6 glasses

2 T lavender flowers
3 springs mint, plus extra for garnishes if desired
2 T agave syrup
1 c boiling water
1/2 c lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

Steep the lavender and mint in the boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain, and mix with the agave syrup and lemon juice. Cool and pour 1/4 c over ice (for an 8 oz glass), and top the glass off with cold water.

Tip: Use a tea ball or muslin tea bag for the lavender if you have either.

Linked to: Gluten Free Wednesdays