Truth be told, this lemonade is the result of me trying to use up a bunch of lemons and grapefruits prior to vacation. I decided to add lavender because lavender lemonade is amazing! I had it once at a local cafè and I’ll never forget it.
Because grapefruit is naturally sweeter than lemons, the amount of cane sugar that I added is negligible compared to classic lemonade recipes. The end result is a relatively healthy, super refreshing summer beverage. And, since it’s Friday it can most certainly be used as a mixer. Personally, I think it would taste fabulous with gin. Happy weekend, guys!
Note: Recipe yields 1 liter of lemonade.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 2 tbsp. dried lavender
- 2/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 cups cold water
What you’ll do:
- Combine the sugar and hot water and stir until the sugar is dissolved
- Add the lavender to a tea infuser and allow to steep in the hot liquid for about 10 minutes
- Remove the infuser and discard the lavender
- Add the infusion to a liter bottle along with the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and cold water
- Stir until combined and store in the refrigerator until chilled
- Serve over ice and enjoy!