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Lavender Citrus Cooler

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Happy Friday!!

As citrus season winds down I couldn’t help but share one more refreshing idea.  As the days pass the once 18lb bags of oranges stacked ready to be swooped up are replaced with  single citrus by the dollar.  Citrus season is one of my favorite seasons, but with the end of one season another quickly blesses us.  A simple syrup is infused with lavender buds, allow to cool and swirl in fresh orange juice for a colorful glass of citrus shine! Enjoy!   

Lavender Citrus Cooler

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

serves 4

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup dried lavender buds

3 cups fresh squeezed orange juice

ice

In a sauce pan add water, sugar and lavender.  Heat over medium low heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain into pitcher with orange juice. Mix and serve over ice! Enjoy!

Crave more citrus?  Why not try these recipes?

Creamy Orange Ice Cream

Citrus Pudding with Whipped Cream

Citrus Vinaigrette

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16 Responses to Lavender Citrus Cooler

  1. The hot weather I am experiencing now, I really feel like gulping down this cooler!

  2. With the lavender growing in my backyard, I’m definitely going to have to try this drink. Looks like the perfect summer sipper.

  3. What a fantastic place to showcase both citrus and lavender :) Most refreshing!

  4. All my favourite flavours in one single glass of pleasure!!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  5. Sounds so cool and refreshing! I love citrus flavors and lavender makes it extra special. Have a wonderful weekend Bonnie!

  6. What a beautiful easy and flavourful cooler.
    :-) Mandy

  7. What a cool combination! This sounds like such a great drink for these hot Texas summers. Yum!

  8. yum, I definitely need to try this with the hot weather we’re having! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Very creative, and super unique! I’d love to try this!!

  10. We’re finally getting the weather worthy of such refreshing drink. Now I just need to get my hands on some good oranges :)

  11. Hey! It’s been awhile! What a refreshing looking beverage! YUM! Happy weekend!

  12. This certainly looks refreshing and tasty. My, oh my!

  13. This looks so refreshing–yum!

    The oranges on my trees are just now getting good. I had to stare at them all winter while they were sour and wish I could eat them. But now they’re finally ready! Yippee! :)

  14. An interesting flavor combination! That drink looks and sounds refreshing.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  15. Bonnie, this cooler looks so delicious and refreshing! My husband and I are moving to Texas next week and will need plenty of drink recipes like this one. I’ll be socking this away for summer! Thanks for sharing. :)

  16. LOVE fresh citrus – this is such a lovely cooler!

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