Although it’s fall, these next few days will still have a taste of summer on its lips; and so can you, if you follow this recipe to the tee. Borrowed from Kelly at Eat Yourself Skinny!, this recipe will give you the Indian summer that you deserve.
• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup agave nectar (or honey)
• 3 Tbsp dried lavender
• 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 4 cups water
• 1 lemon, sliced (for garnish)
Over medium heat, combine two cups of water and sugar, bringing to a boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in agave nectar and dried lavender. Cover for about 15 minutes, allowing mixture to steep. Strain lavender, making sure to release all juices and syrup.
In a large pitcher, combine freshly squeezed lemon juice, lavender mixture and water. Feel free to add a drop of blue coloring and a drop of red to mixture to give it a lovely purple color. Chill for at least 2 hours and serve over ice.