As temperatures rise, it's time to enjoy a delicious and refreshing midsummer beverage that captures the essence of France! With lemons that give it the flavor of the French Riviera and lavender that transports you to the sun-kissed fields of Provence, you may well close your eyes and imagine you're in the south of France!

Ingredients

 

  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice (you'll need 4-6 lemons)
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of culinary lavender buds
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh lavender sprigs
  • Lemon slices

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, mix the sugar, 1 cup of water, and the culinary lavender buds. Heat the mixture over a medium heat until it is gently simmering, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let it steep for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and discard the lavender buds.
  3. Add the lemon juice to the pitcher with the three remaining cups of cold water and stir well.
  4. Taste the lemonade and add more sugar if needed.
  5. Leave it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1 hour.
  6. When ready to serve, serve with ice.
  7. If you would like to add garnish, add a slice of lemon and a sprig of lavender.
  8. Sip and savor the refreshing flavors of fresh lavender lemonade - and imagine a serene summer day in the French countryside!

Santé!

 

You may now feel inspired to browse our tours of the French Riviera or our Provence tours!

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