2 cups sugar
6 stems fresh lavender
Juice of 6 lemons
1-½ ounces vodka
Water and ice
Make simple syrup: Place 2 cups of sugar, 6 stems of fresh lavender with flowers, and ½ cup of water on the stove over a small flame. Heat until all sugar is dissolved. Strain. Cool thoroughly.
In a large pitcher, add freshly squeezed juice of 6 lemons and 1 cup of the simple syrup. Fill pitcher with ice and water. Stir. Adjust to taste by adding more lemon or syrup.
In a high-ball glass, place 1-½ oz. of premium vodka and ice, fill with lemonade and garnish with a lavender sprig and a lemon wheel.
Photo by Laura Moss.