1 cup raw honey (local if you can get it)
5 cups pure water
1 bunch fresh picked lavender blossoms, crushed (or 1 Tbsp. dried lavender)
1 cup fresh-squeezed, organic lemon juice, strained
Lavender sprigs for garnish
Bring 2 1/2 cups water to boil in a medium pan
Remove from heat and add honey, stirring to dissolve.
Add the lavender to the honey water, cover, and let steep at least 20 minutes or up to several hours, to taste
Strain mixture and discard lavender
Pour infusion into a glass pitcher
Add lemon juice and another 2 1/2 cups of cold water. Stir well.
Refrigerate until ready to use, or pour into tall glasses half-filled with ice, then garnish with lavender sprigs.
Sit on the porch a spell and enjoy!