Lemonade is a drink from lemons, but lilac is a flower than can be consumed like food – which is amazing, but true. So, here is a good use of infusing flowers and fruit. Sugar is the common sweetener, but some use honey as an alternative. With either, get 4 cups of water, 4 cups of lilac blossoms, 4 cups of lemon juice, and, if for an extra touch, ½ cup of blueberries. When done, this will be poured into two 32-ounce glass jars.
4 cups refined sugar
4 cups water
1/2 cup blueberries
4 cups lemon juice
4 cups lilac blossoms (remove flowers from the stem)
First, mix the water and sugar in a pot and stir. Let it boil and add the lilacs and blueberries and have it seethe on a low heat for 10-15 minutes. Next, drain everything with a cheesecloth and cool it down by itself for another 20 minutes.
Add the lemon juice, and (don’t panic) watch the juice change color to a rosy pink or a velvet. (Pink with sugar, velvet with honey.) Next, comes the part we want to do with it – drink.
Add 1/4 cup of the new mixture with 8 ounces of water and add garnish using a lemon; lilac blossoms can also be used as a showpiece.
It is delicious either way. This is a great recipe for a summer drink. Try it. It is a twist to regular lemonade.
Everyone will love it. But, if so keen on spiking it with alcohol, get a lemon or berry flavored vodka. Rum and a dash of whiskey are good too, but berry-based alcohol is preferable. A shot or two of that and the adults will really enjoy it.
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