6 cups water
1 ¾ cups sugar
¼ cup dried lavender or
1/3 cup fresh lavender
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 cup (about 8 limes) fresh squeezed lime juice
In a 2 quart sauce pane, combine 2 cups water, sugar, lavender, and lime zest. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat and let syrup stand 10 minutes. Strain and discard lavender.
In a large pitcher, stir together remaining 4 cups water, syrup and lime juice. Serve over ice, add lime slices for garnish.