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lavender soda

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a recipe by
Stormy Stewart
Mio, MI

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 For lavender soda

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

How To Make lavender soda

  • 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.