Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Drink Recipe of the Day: Lavender Berry Limeade

Lavender Berry Limeade
Lavender Berry Limeade

This delicious adult beverage recipe features ingredients that taste great during the hot summer months and is the perfect way to relax, cool-down, and unwind after a long summer's day. This recipe shows you how to make Lavender Syrup which can be used for a variety of different food dishes and drinks, make it the night before and enjoy it in this delicious limeade recipe! You can also make it without the Alcohol for a tasty summer treat that everyone can enjoy! This recipe is made easily in the Vitamix Professional 750 Blender.

Used in this recipe:

Lavender Berry Limeade

Ingredients



Lavender Syrup:

- 2 cups (480 ml) water
- 1 cup (240 ml) honey
- ¼ cup (10 g) dried lavender

Lavender Berry Limeade:

- 3 ounces (90 ml) lavender syrup
- 1/3 cup (40 g) fresh raspberries
- 1/3 cup (50 g) fresh blueberries
- 1/3 cup (50 g) fresh blackberries
- 3 large fresh strawberries, hulled, quartered
- Juice of 3 limes
- 3 ounces (90 ml) vodka (If Desired)
- 1 ½ ounces (45 ml) St. Germain elderflower liqueur or Grand Marnier (If Desired)
- 1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
- Soda water
- Mint leaves, for garnish

Directions



Lavendar Syrup:

  1. To prepare the lavendar syrup, bring the water and honey to a boil in a saucepan. Add the lavender and simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Cool Slightly. Transfer the mixture to the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  2. Turn blender on starting at low and slowly increase speed to high.
  3. Blend for 30 seconds or until it reaches the desired consistency. 
  4. Strain into a bottle and refrigerate overnight.

Limeade:

  1. To prepare the limeade, place the vodka (if desired), St. Germain (if desired), lime juice, lavendar syrup, berries, and ice into the blender container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Turn blender on starting at low and slowly increase speed to high
  3. Blend for 15 seconds or until it reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Divide evenly over four of your favorite smoothie glasses, top with soda water, garnish with mint and enjoy!






















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