I have always been a big fan of lavender, it's always been one of my most favorite scents. I used it in my wedding flowers and even spent time visiting a Lavender farm when we were in Price Edward Island last summer. One of my most favorite summer time drinks to make is Lavender Lemonade-- they go really well with these Lavender Sugar cookies, I'm just sayin'.
To make your lemonade you will need to make a Lavender simple syrup, but don't limit your use of it to just lemonade. It's a wonderful addition to mojitos, mixed drinks, coffee, as well as dessert recipes.
Lavender Simple Syrup
Makes 1 cup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup lavender flowers
Mix together the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to boil. Lower heat to medium low and add lavender flowers. Stir for 1 minute before removing from heat. Allow to seep for 45 min before running through a fine sieve. Allow to cool before refrigerating. Keeps for 2-3 weeks in air tight container. Add lavender simple syrup to taste as needed.