Lavender Limeade

Lavender Limeade
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

Lime slices

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.

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