A refreshing lemonade with lavender and a sweet tang of lemon. From our friends at Woman’s Weekly, this drink takes just minutes to make
- 4 unwaxed lemons, well washed
- 150g (5oz) caster sugar
- ¼-½ teaspoon lavender essence (we used Kentish Lavender Essence, for use in ice cream and soft drinks)
- 1200ml water
Take the zest off the lemons in large pieces, using a vegetable peeler and put into a heatproof jug.
Add the juice from the lemons and the sugar to the jug and pour in 600ml (1 pt) boiling water.
Stir to dissolve the sugar and leave to cool completely.
Strain the mixture into another jug. Add the lavender essence and 600ml (1 pt) water, adding more water and ice to taste.
Freeze lavender flowers and small slices of lemon in the ice for extra effect.