lavender soda

Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

Lavender has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy, and does indeed appear to have antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive, and last but certainly not least - anti-depressant properties.

What a great drink to have on a hot summers day.


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Ingredients

1/2 c
lavender flowers
1 c
sugar
2-3 Tbsp
chopped crystallized ginger
2 c
water
1 tsp
vanilla
lemon or lime soda (sprite will do)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring to a boil sugar, water, lavender and ginger. Lower to simmer and cook down for 20 min. to half an hour, or until it begins to get a bit syrupy. Cool and strain, add vanilla. You may add a bit of violet or blue dye if you wish (natural ones are available).
2
Mix 1 part lavender syrup to 3 parts soda water over ice in highball glasses. Garnish with lime and a few lavender flowers.

About this Recipe

Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
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