lavender spritzer

lavender spritzer

Kick back and enjoy some easy summer sipping with this refreshing Lavender Spritzer. Whip up a batch of infused fresh lavender from True Local Supplier Hummingbird Farm, add lemon and sparkling water and you've got yourself a drink that will help you beat the heat.

makes 4 servings

ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh lavender, destemmed or 2 tsp dried lavender flowers
2 tsp honey
2 cups boiling water
1/2 lemon, juiced
carbonated water, to fill
ice
lemon wedge and lavender springs, for garnish

method:
Bring water to a boil
Roll lavender gently between fingers to muddle slightly and place in a mason jar. Once completed, wait until water is no longer at a roiling boil and then pour over lavender flowers.
Add honey and stir
Cover jar and let stand for 45 minutes if using fresh lavender, or 20 minutes if using dried
Taste and add more honey as desired
Add ice to glasses, pour in cooled lavender infusion until each glass is about half way full. Add equal parts lemon to each glass, top with carbonated water and garnish with lemon wedge + lavender sprigs. Sip + Enjoy!

Hot Tip: When you make this at home pay extra attention to how the colour changes from dusky lavender purple to bright pink when you add the lemon! An excellent way to feel like an A-level potions master.

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