• Kristina Kasting

LAVENDER INFUSED TONIC WATER

Lavender water is a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed all year round. It is perfect for those hot summer days and nights, but it can also be enjoyed in the winter with a cup of tea or coffee.

This recipe for lavender infused tonic water will allow you to enjoy this refreshing drink on a regular basis, without having to buy it from the store. The best thing about this recipe is that you can adjust it to suit your preferences - if you want an extra hint of lavender, just add more!


This recipe takes about 10 minutes to make and yields 4 servings.

Lavender is a popular herb that has been used in many cultures for healing purposes.
Greeks and Romans used it to soothe anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues. The Egyptians would use it as a perfume and the Chinese would use it as an herbal remedy for headaches.
Lavender is best known for its use as a fragrant essential oil and as an herb, but mostly in cooking.

Ingredients:

1 quart of tonic water (or seltzer)

1/4 cup of sugar

2 cups of water

1/4 cup of fresh lavender flowers (or more if you want to add a stronger flavor)

Instructions:

Pour the water in a saucepan and heat it on medium-high heat until it starts boiling. Add the sugar or honey and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.


Place the lavender flowers in a mug of water and let them sit for 10 minutes to infuse their flavor into the liquid.


Pour the cooled sugar syrup into the mug with lavender flowers, then add lemon juice and stir.


Serve chilled or over ice!

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