Freakout Friday Flowers, Lavender Lemonade and Other Alliteration

Having one of those days where I could do with some lavender lemonade and a bar of chocolate.

As a non-drinker, I find I turn to a lot of herbal “remedies” in addition to exercise to soothe my nerves. Flowers be crazy awesome. A few years ago, my mom brought me a bottle of Bach’s Rescue Remedy a month before I was moving back to Canada from Israel. I bought a second bottle of Rescue Remedy and used most of it in the water bottle I brought to my GMAT, which I guzzled at my locker on breaks. The gum is great for interview and test jitters as well.

Back to the lavender lemonade! We’re still in the process of moving; my lemons are at the other house. Hot lavender water for me today. Recipe below!

Stumbled across Thug Kitchen’s Lavender Lemonade Recipe and it was definitely a laugh. Theirs is a little different from mine, but I’m sure either will make you “calm the bleep down”. Great for potlucks and gatherings with high-strung people! Just jokes, it’s actually great all the time and for anyone.

The Calming Alliterative Drink (Lavender Lemonade)

You will need:

  • 5 cups of water (Regina’s water is nasty. I would filter your water if you can, but not a deal breaker)
  • 1/3 cup of lavender
  • 2-3 lemons juiced, but really depends on how sour you like it
  • 1/4 cup honey. Of course, adjust to taste; I like my double L on the sour side
  • A pot, a strainer, a large spoon and large jar or jug

Directions: 

  1. Boil water and lavender together in your pot on the stove for a few minutes or until lavender buds sink to bottom. Your liquid should look kind of brownish-grey by the end of the process
  2. Strain lavender infusion into your jug or jar
  3. Mix in honey until dissolved
  4. Mix in lemon juice. Taste and adjust honey and/or lemon. Your lavender lemonade will be pink!
  5. Serve warm (freshly prepared) or pop your jug in the fridge for the chilled version. Tip: I make mine at night so that I can sip on it in its chilled form the next day. For extra fast chilling: pour into an empty 2L plastic pop bottle, cap, and leave in the freezer for a couple of hours.

If you absolutely need to chill out, don’t be afraid to put a few drops of Rescue Remedy in the lemonade.

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