A visit to my family’s humble lilac bushes included bumblebees, butterflies, and the sacred and volatile aroma that hangs about the surrounding perimeter.
This is a simple recipe that forms a perfect union with sunshine, relaxation, and deep breaths.
- 1 C Water
- 1/2 C Lilac Petals
In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. When the water is boiling, add in the lilac petals and let boil for one minute. After, turn off the heat and let the petals infuse for fifteen minutes. Strain the infusion through a sieve.
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- 2 C Cold Water
- 3 TBS Lilac Infusion
- 1 TBS Fresh Aloe Vera, green skin removed
- Manuka Honey, Stevia, or Maple Syrup to taste
- 1/8-1/2 tsp Fresh Ginger Juice (Optional)
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high for one minute. Strain lemonade through a sieve and pour over ice. Enjoy!