You can use this tangy *Raspberry Limeade with Lavender and Mint recipe to make a refreshing fruity drink for breakfast or lunch. By adding your favorite vodka, you can turn the drink into a great alcoholic beverage for New Year’s Eve!
*Raspberry Limeade with Lavender and Mint
1 cup sugar
6 sprigs fresh lavender
6 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnish
1 pint fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh lime juice
1 quart seltzer water
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup water, the sugar, lavender and mint sprigs. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved, about 3 minutes. Cool and strain.
In a blender, add the cooled syrup, raspberries and lime juice and blend until smooth.
To serve, place some of the raspberry puree in the bottom of each glass, top with seltzer water and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint.
*Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon @ www.cookingchanneltv.com/home