This 5-ingredient lavender lemonade cocktail is a fun twist on the classic lemonade. All you need to do is whip up some lemon peel lemonade, make an easy lavender simple syrup, and splash in some vodka. Take your lemonade game to the next level with this sweet and zesty sip of Summer!
Lavender Simple Syrup:
Note 1: Heating sugar and water is an easy way to make a classic simple syrup, an easy process that should not be left unattended on the stove. Make sure the simple syrup does not boil as the syrup can get hot very fast and can splatter and cause a burn. Also, do not stick your finger in the pot to check its temperature when cooling. Always use a thermometer to see if your simple syrup has come to room temperature (about 70°F) before straining. Hot sugar can burn your skin if it has not had a chance to cool.
Note 2: When peeling the lemon apply light pressure to the skin using a vegetable peeler. The white part under the lemon peel has a bitter flavor, so when applying light pressure to the peeler you get more of the yellow skin and less of the white underneath. Some white is ok, just the less of it the better.
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