Find Blue Heron Herbary at the PSU Farmers Market and King Market
How about a Peach Lavender Sangria?
Or maybe your more of a Martini person. Add some lavender. I dare you.
Pssst...Use freshly picked lavender and it will color your drink.
Maybe your in the mood for some non-boozy sweetness. Lavender Lemonade is always wonderful or maybe some calming Chamomile Lavender Mint Iced Tea.
Anyway, I think you're getting the point. A Lavender plant in your herb garden or patio is an always-ready inspiration for the best of summer - that time when you sit back and linger over tasty drinks and an enjoyable warm breezy summer twilight.
Add this to your cocktails, your lemonade, your sparkling water, your tea - all kinds of things!
• 1 1⁄2 cups water
• 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
• About 8 to 10 lavender sprigs
1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Place over moderate heat and bring to a boil; stir to dissolve sugar. Add herbs, bruising the leaves against the side of the pan with a spoon. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for at least 30 minutes.
2. Remove leaves and squeeze them into the syrup to extract their flavor. Pour into a clean bottle or jar and label. This syrup can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for about 4 weeks.