Floral Witchy Summer Beverages That You’ll Be OBSESSED With!

Nothing beats the summer heat like a tall glass of ice cold Lavender Lemonade or any drink made with Lilac Syrup! Not only will you love the refreshingly delicious taste they have to offer, but you may find yourself more relaxed since the mere scent of lavender and lilacs have been shown to reduce anxiety.  In addition, the odor from essential oils that are released from lavender and lilac blossoms may provide migraine and insomnia relief. Enjoy my moonbeams! 🖤🌙

Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tray ice cubes
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 5+ cups filtered water

Instructions

  1. Put the dried lavender flowers into a bowl and pour 2 cups of boiling water over it.
  2. Add the honey and then allow it to steep for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Strain out the lavender flowers.
  4. Add ice cubes to a 2-quart pitcher.
  5. Pour the honey and lavender mixture into the pitcher.
  6. Add the lemon juice and top it off with cold filtered water.
  7. Stir and enjoy!


Lilac Syrup

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups tightly packed organic lilac blossoms flowers only, no stem or green bits attached

Instructions

  1. Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring every few minutes.
  2. Allow the syrup to boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the lilac blossoms in a large heat-proof pot. Pour the syrup over the blossoms, then stir to make sure they’re covered in syrup. Place the lid on the pot and let the mixture infuse for 2 to 3 hours. I’d be cautious about letting them infuse for too much longer, as the sugar in the syrup combined with the heat can speed-start the decomposition process of the flowers, and the delicate aroma and flavor of the lilacs can turn into the smell and taste of an old vase of flowers, unfortunately.
  4. Pace a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour the syrup and lilac mixture into it, straining out the blossoms. Compost the blossoms in your yard or bin. Pour the syrup into clean glass containers and seal tightly.
  5. Refrigerate the syrup, and use to add a little flavor of spring to your sweets + beverages. I especially love this with my morning lemon water! The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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