The other day someone dared tell me they couldn’t believe “summer was almost over.” I nearly slapped them. We still have over a month of this glorious season, but as we all know, those last few weeks tend to fly by. So that’s why Novella‘s launching our DIY Summer Series — we want you to make the most out of the rest of your summer! (Get it?)
Over the next few weeks, Novella editors (and maybe even some special guest contributors) will share their favourite warm-weather crafts and recipes that are super-easy, super-fun, and will let you really embrace summer’s second act.
And here’s your first project: lavender lemonade! It’s a yummy, beautiful drink — perfect for summer patio parties or just lounging in the sun with a book. Also, just a tip, if you want to make it even more beautiful, pour some vodka in that sh*t.
What you’ll need…
- 11 lemons
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tabespoons dried lavender (they sell it at House of Spice in Kensginton)
- 6 cups water
What to do…
- Boil the water and pour in the sugar and honey until everything is dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into a jar and add the lavender leaves. Let it all steep for TWO HOURS in the fridge.
- While you’re letting that steep, occupy your time by squeezing your lemon juice (10 lemons = two cups). Use a juicer or squeeze them by hand. Like a pioneer.
- Once those two hours have passed, mix the lavender mix with your lemon juice and pour it all into a pretty serving jar. Garnish it with lemon slices (the 11th lemon’s time to shine!) and serve it to three of your friends in Pinterest-worthy Mason jars or something. Enjoooooy!