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Simple ways to enjoy our Lavender Simple Syrup <3

Lavender - both a fragrant flower and a tasty treat!

Our first bottle of this beautiful syrup!

Who would've thought?! The herb that serves as your aromatherapy aid and your after work quencher! It's brilliant right? Not only is lavender an absolutely stunning flower but it tastes AMAZING...who would have thought...Coralie did... Coralie thought lol.


Our lavender simple syrup has been out for one week now and we've already had to repeat the process over and over again. It's so exciting! So here's a couple things you should know about this lovely lavender creation.


1.) Please keep refrigerated. Unlike many of our items we are not able to water bath can this recipe which means every bottle you buy is made fresh and needs to be kept in the fridge for continued optimal freshness.


2.) 3 simple ingredients means no preservatives therefore the best time to use this syrup is within 4-5 weeks. Trust us... this wont be hard. We've personally went through 3 bottles. SO GOOD.


3.) Enjoy the heck out of this.... Here's some recipes to show you how below!




LAVENDER LEMONADE


Photo from the talented refinery 29. Note: many people think lavender lemonade should be bright purple in reality the mix many people enjoy is a light pink colour. Those that are darker purple are usually coloured with blueberries or have a substantial amount of syrup. It's a personal preference kind of thing!

Ingredients


By the Glass:

- 2 tbsp Lower Shannon Farms Lavender Simple Syrup (you can add more to your preference)

- 1/4 cup Lemon Juice

- 3/4 can of Club Soda

- Ice


By the Pitcher


- 1/2 cup Lower Shannon Farms Lavender Simple Syrup

- 3/4 cup Lemon Juice

- 3-4 cans of Club Soda

- Ice


Directions


1.) Add syrup to glass or pitcher, followed by lemon juice and finally club soda. Add ice as preferred. Stir and sip!



Lavender Iced Lattes


Photo by offbeatandinspired (blog). I love her name!

Ok FIRST you need to make your cold coffee concentrate. Heres how you do it:


First make the coffee concentrate with cold water poured over Prairie Lily Coffee Roasters coffee grounds (we personally like the 4 mile farmer blend (shop for it here--> GIVE ME THE COFFEE - no bias here lol) and let coffee steep 8-12 hours overnight. Plunge the press and discard the grounds.


Now we begin! Bring on the iced lattes!


Ingredients


- 1.5-2 tbsp Lower Shannon Farms lavender simple syrup

- 1/3 cup Prairie lily coffee roasters homemade coffee concentrate

- 1/3 cup milk

Iced as desired.

Directions

Pour syrup in cup first then milk, concentrate and ice to follow. Enjoy!


You can also do this with a hot latte~!


Ps. We know this is a good recipe, less than 24 hours after we posted. A cafe in vermillion scooped it up and put it on their menu.


Lavender Bubbly


A photo by blogger Heidi from Happiness is Homemade (again... love the name!)

Ingredients


By the flute:

- 1.5-2 tbsp of Lower Shannon Farms Lavender Simple Syrup

- 1 tbsp lemon juice (you can skip this if you want a more floral bubbly)

- Prosecco or other champagne (if you're reading this and you are from the east coast and have access to Planters Ridge Winery... get the elevation... it's exquisite and you're supporting a family business so also awesome.)


Directions


1.) Place syrup in champagne flute, followed by lemon juice and top up with Prosecco or other champagne.



There are a million other ways you can use lavender simple syrup including:


- over ice cream

- add to honey (mmm lavender honey.. our friends at flint farms make this as well!)

- top scones or baked good with a lavender glaze

- in cocktails or gin and tonics!


The possibilities are endless so get creative and have fun!


Thanks for reading locavores ~!

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