We spotted this beauty of a cocktail - or I should say mocktail that is begging for some vodka - tucked inside this beautiful party. We, of course, had to have it so the lovely Buffy Dekmar & Simply Charming Socials sent us the recipe that she originally found on Use Real Butter. And thank goodness for such a good recipe because we've already made it twice and are about to start the next batch.
|4 tbs (1/4 cup) culinary lavender (for pink, choose Hidcote variety)||2 cups boiling water|
|2/3 cup sugar||1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)|
|2 cups cold water|
Steep the lavender in boiling water for 15 minutes. Strain and discard the lavender.
Put lavender tea and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring continuously until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool for about 20 minutes.
Stir in the lemon juice and the cold water. Add more to taste. Serve over ice!