It is heatwave time and the importance of drinking enough liquid cannot be overlooked.
Instead of reaching for sugary fizzy drinks we prepared a healthy alternative for everyday use.
You will need (perfect for 4-6 people):
🐝 3 tbsp of raw honey (we used Sainfoin White Honey)
🐝 5 heads of unsprayed lavender (check your local farmers market)
🐝 6 organic lemons
🐝 Ice cubes
🐝 Small lavender flowers for decoration
Boil a large pot of water, let it rest for a bit and add the honey when the water is still warm but not too hot. In a separate bowl, scrunch up the lavender florets and pour over at least 1 litre of just-boiled water, let it rest for 15 minutes.
Combine the mixtures and have a first taste of the liquid, decide if the lavender flavour is strong enough, if so, remove the flowers. If not, let it rest for a little bit longer.
Cut the lemons in half and squeeze them into the water, mix it well. Strain the liquid into a jug and let it chill.
Lavender lemonade with raw honey is ready to be served. Don’t forget to use a bit of ice and small lavender flowers to make your drink look like a real treat.