Spring can’t make up its mind if it wants to stick around or not. I’m in full spring mode. I want to be outside reading a book or playing with my puppy. Of course I enjoying rocking out to my music in the kitchen, but I’m so over winter. While I love spring, I’m a summer girl at heart. Warm weather quite literally warms my soul. There is a reason I moved to Los Angeles. I’m still on the search for the perfect new warm home, but for now I’m happy to see spring on the horizon and Summer in the distance.
When I was little, nothing tasted better than fresh squeezed lemonade, but my true love is limeades. A Sonic cherry limeade was my go-to summer drink for my most of my childhood. Pretty much anything from Sonic. I wanted to put a rustic twist on my favorite refresher and cut out all the refined sugar. I also accidentally bought 2 pounds of dried lavender. Whoops. Look forward to more dishes with lavender in the near future. I love this drink and had to stop myself from drinking the whole pitcher. It contains no refined sugar, which is sure to please both adults and kids.
- 6 cups filtered water, divided
- 1 cup raw honey
- 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, about 8 medium limes
- In a small sauce pot, heat 2 cups of water with the honey, lavender and lime zest. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until the honey dissolved. Remove from heat and let seep from 20 minutes.
- In a large pitcher, combine remaining 4 cups of water and lime juice. Pour lavender syrup through a strainer into the pitcher. Discard the lavender. Serve over ice.