Monday, 11 July 2011

2 :5 Homemade Lavender Cordial

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- I love making things.

- I love even more making random things that make others happy.

- This often leads me to making food-related items.

- a few weeks ago I found this recipe on Wildfox, now I don't know what made me want to try this, because I despise lavender, I hate the smell of it, but I think it was because the image was sooo pretty I had to try! I just wish I had purple glassware like the picture to make it just as amazing. . . alas, I don't.

- My recipe differs slightly from the original, mainly because I couldn't be bothered to freshly squeeze so much juice!!

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1. 2 cups of lavender; place in a pan.
2. Peel of 1 lemon & 1 orange ( I used a potato peeler), 4 cups of sugar.
3. 2 cups of water, 4 cups of orange juice.
4. Slowly dissolve the sugar over a low heat, then bring to the boil, turn off the heat. Leave to infuse for at least 15 minutes, then let completely cool.
5. Because I can't leave well enough alone, I dyed it purple with food colouring!! (mmm, mauve!)
6. Strain it & Bottle it! 


- This stuff is seriously amazing with blue Curaçao and Lemonade on ice. Perfect summer cocktail! Give it a go!

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8 comments:

  1. Han, I'm not going to lie, that sounds gross!
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  2. and why do I have to preview a comment before I can post it? I know what it is going to look like!

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  3. It DOES sound gross! I know! but that is why I was so pleasantly surprised. I think it's the lemon that cuts through the flower-y-ness of it!

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  4. This is something different and not sure it is something I would try. But you never know if you would like something unles you try it.

    I love the bottles you used, so pretty.

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  5. I have no idea what posessed me, but I'm glad I did! and thanks, they are just old milk bottles!

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