Partially I am posting this because the picture itself makes me think of sun and patio and holidays. Which makes me immediately thirsty.
Tad and I pulled this one together for another one of the Globe Quick fix recipes, but it really is tasty and I wanted to share the simple recipe.
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup dried lavender buds
Juice of 1 fresh lemon (50 ml)
3 cups sparkling water (such as San Pellegrino)
1/4 cup agave syrup
In a small pot, add water and dried lavender buds (you can buy them online or at most specialty food stores). Bring to a simmer for 7-8 minutes until reduced. Strain the infused liquid – you should have about 1/4 cup. Place in the fridge to cool.
Juice the lemon and add to a pitcher with sparkling water. Mix in agave syrup and lavender infusion and serve immediately.
Tip: This ratio works for me, but you may want to add the lavender infusion and agave gradually to adjust the desired sweetness and floral intensity.