Lavender freezer cordial

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Lavender freezer cordial

Post: # 62677Post Thomzo »

Here's a little concoction of mine. Lavender cordial that you keep in the freezer and use as you need it.

1 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 cup lavender flowers
Lemon juice (optional)

Dissolve the sugar in the boiling water, add the lavender flowers and allow to steep (overnight if possible).

Strain off the liquid and freeze

To drink - scoop out a teaspoon full of the frozen syrup into a glass and add water (and lemon if using). The syrup will quickly defrost. Beware, the taste is quite strong so don't use too much syrup.

To decorate, freeze lavendar flowers into ice cubes then pop one or two into your drink.

I know it's got sugar in it but don't bother asking me for healthy recipes :wink:
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Post: # 62678Post Silver Ether »

I like that, will give that a go.... You could freeze it in ice cube trays, then store in a tub to make it easier to use. :flower:

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Post: # 62684Post Thomzo »

I did try that but it's too soft to tip out. It's easier to scoop it out with a teaspoon.

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Post: # 62714Post Silver Ether »

ooooh sounds like a sorbet ... yummy :flower:

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Post: # 62718Post Shirley »

that sounds interesting.. I haven't got any lavender though :( one for next year.
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Post: # 62727Post Silver Ether »

I wonder if it would work with rose petals ? as its still raining heavy and I dont feel so good, I cant go to collect any to find out ... :pale:

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Post: # 62797Post the.fee.fairy »

Does the lavender have to be fresh? or will dried lavender work?
I've got some dried lavender to make wine out of, so i might give this a go if it'll work.

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Post: # 62817Post Thomzo »

I used fresh but I don't see why you couldn't use dried. Just reduce the quantity as it'll probably be stronger.

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Post: # 63336Post contadina »

Thanks for the idea Thomzo, as we get through a fair amount of homemade lemon squash this will make a welcome change. I love the idea of using the flowers in ice cubes too - pretty funky. I guess that they'd work quite well in G&T or even whiskey if I was feeling daring.

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Post: # 63337Post contadina »

Thanks for the idea Thomzo, as we get through a fair amount of homemade lemon squash this will make a welcome change. I love the idea of using the flowers in ice cubes too - pretty funky. I guess that they'd work quite well in G&T or even whiskey if I was feeling daring.

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Post: # 63434Post Thomzo »

Hi Contadina - it's great for Pimms too. I often freeze lemon slices into ice cubes so this was just the next step. Looks really pretty.

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Post: # 65433Post Milims »

do you use fresh lavender flowers or dried? I just harvested loads from my mums and I'd love to try making it but I'm not sure if I have the patience to wait til they dry!
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Post: # 65446Post Thomzo »

Hi Milims
I used fresh.

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