Makes 11 cups (2.75 L)
- 1 cup (250 mL) fresh (tightly packed) or dried lavender buds
- 2 cups (500 mL) boiling water
- 8 cups (2 L) cold water
- 1 cup (250 mL) fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
- Lavender stems and fresh strawberries for garnish
In a non-reactive (such as stainless steel) saucepan, steep lavender in boiling water for 15 minutes; pour through a clean coffee filter.
In a large pitcher, stir together cold water, lemon juice and sugar. Add lavender infusion, ice, lemon slices and fresh lavender blossoms. Serve with strawberries skewered with lavender stems.