We love lemonade around here, the fresher the better! Ever since I made it with vanilla a few years ago it's the only way we like it, the perfect summertime drink. Our favorite additions are blueberry vodka and lavender leaves, so amazing together. Bright, earthy, and refreshing!
6 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Juice the lemons into a bowl and heat up a cup of water, add the sugar and vanilla to the hot water and mix with the juice. Add the remaining cold water and chill.
Anytime I get to use my little retro hand juicer I'm excited, it works great!
I used a bit of cheesecloth over a funnel to strain out any seeds when I added it to my glass bottle.
Picked them up at TJ Maxx a while back, only 1.99 each!
Blueberry Lavender Lemonade Cocktail
1 part blueberry vodka
2 parts vanilla lemonade
6 lavender leaves
Rub the leaves gently with your fingertips to bring out the oils before tossing them in.
We love Pearl vodka, cucumber and blueberry are the best! And it's super affordable and delicious. If you're in a pinch Simply Lemonade works, but nothing beats fresh squeezed.