Lavender Cordial

From Sue Giles

Lavender is a calming & relaxing herb.  It can help relive the symptoms of a headache, as well as calm muscle tension.  It is calming to the nervous system, soothing stress. This cordial is delicately flavoured, & may be a calming drink for excited children, or a relaxing time out for a busy adult. Enjoy with still or sparking water.


Lavender Cordial

1 ½ cups of water

½ cup edible Lavender flowers (or 2 tablespoons dried)

1 small lemon

½ cup sugar

Wash & shake flowers dry.

Boil sugar & water in a saucepan

Turn off the heat & add lavender

Cover & allow to steep for 45 minutes.  Strain & add lemon juice. 

Pour into clean jars & store in the fridge. For a stronger lemony flavour add thin strips of lemon peel to the saucepan with the lavender (no white pith).  Strips of peel can also be added to the bottle for decoration.