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French Lemonade with Lavender {Citron Pressé avec le Lavande} - BoulderLocavore.com

French Lemonade with Lavender {French Lemonade with Lavender {Citron Pressé avec le Lavande}

My personal spin on a thirst quenching French cafe sipper: Citron Presse. Unlike American lemonade which can be almost sickly sweet with sugar, French Lemonade is a wonderful blend between clean lemon flavors, lightly sweetened with a lemon-lavender simple syrup. Ingredients can be tailored for one's personal taste.The Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup need not be limited to this lemonade. It would be wonderful in light cocktails as well.
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Keyword French lemonade, lavender lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup and 1 serving lemonade (ingredients can be multiplied for more servings)
Calories 161 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

Ingredients Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Ultra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • Zest from 1 large Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon culinary Lavender

Ingredients for 1 serving French Lemonade with Lavender:

  • Juice of one small Lemon , about 1 ounce
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Still or Sparkling Water to fill

Instructions

Instructions for Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine all ingredients for the syrup into a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat.
  2. Allow to sit/steep for one hour. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh seive and discard the lavender and lemon zest. Store sealed in the refrigerator for use.

Instructions for 1 serving French Lemonade with Lavender:

  1. In a highball glass, combine 2 tablespoons Lemon-Lavender Simple Syrup and 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice; stir. Fill the glass with ice. Fill with sparkling (my preference) or still water. Garnish with lemon if desired.
Nutrition Facts
French Lemonade with Lavender {French Lemonade with Lavender {Citron Pressé avec le Lavande}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Sugars 43g
Protein 0g 0%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.