Motherfuckin Lavender Lemonade
by Leila Dayne
So after spending the weekend at the lake kicking off summer today was our day to catch up on errands and do some ACTUAL relaxing.
As a kid, weekends and vacations seemed so amazing and simple. But as an adult you realize how non relaxing they really are.
So today I decided to pick up the ingredients to make a delicious relaxing cocktail, thanks to Thug Kitchen.
Five simple fucking ingredients in this bitch right here. This is some good shit to make when you are feeling bougie as fuck. High-fructose corn syrup? Naw son, I don’t play that. Hit this with some vodka though, different story. Max relax.
5 cups of water
1/2 -3/4 cup sugar (yeah, it is fucking lemonade. without the sugar it is just real sour fucking water)
3/4 cup Meyer lemon juice, about 6 lemons (you can just use the regular lemons at the store too, not a dealbreaker)
juice of half a lime
4 sprigs of fresh lavender
Bring the water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the sugar and simmer that shit on a low heat for about 5 minutes. Make sure to stir it on the regular. The sugar should be all dissolved in the water by now with no little fucking grains rolling around in there. Turn off the heat and stir in the lemon juice, lime juice, and lavender. Let it cool until it is around room temperature. Take the lavender pieces out but use a fucking spoon and not your fingers if you are going to serve that shit to other people. Put the lemonade in the fridge to cool down all the way. Serve with lemon wedges and a pinch of dried lavender if you want it to look fucking impressive.
makes about 1 quart of chill the fuck out
I also stumbled on something cool while I was researching where to find “fresh lavender sprigs”. (Answer: I bought a couple plants at my local plant nursery. New question: is it called a “plant nursery”? Or just a nursery? I feel like just saying nursery makes it sound like a store full of babies.)
I found Local Harvest. A site where you can input your location and it will show you all where you can find all of the best local organic ingredients :] So yum!
Cheers to having a great summer!! Enjoy!!
All My Love,
** I also just noticed that while I took the memorial weekend off, the post’s I believe I had scheduled to go up in my absence; didn’t. SIGH. So time to get those up soon!! **