Lavender Cranberry Sparkler

Source: Recipe from: The Lavender Cookbook, by Sharon Shipley
Prep time: 5 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 35 minutes


A yummy twist on the typical cranberry cooler.


4 cups
cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup
2 cups
lime-flavored sparkling mineral water
1/4 cup
lavender syrup
3 tablespoons
lime juice


In a pitcher, combine the juice, lavender syrup, sugar, and lime juice. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add mineral water just before serving.

Lavender Syrup
Makes 1 ¾ cups
1 cup water
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons dried lavender buds
1 small strip of lemon zest

In a small saucepan, boil the water and sugar for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the lavender and lemon zest. Steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a container with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate until needed.