8 Lovely Lavender Recipes: Strawberry-Lavender Spritzer

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<em>Serves 4 to 6</em>
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Even if you can’t get to a lavender festival this summer, tip a glass of this light summer cocktail in salute to glorious fields of home-grown purple pleasure.</p>
<p>• 1/4 cup orange juice<br />
• 1 cup fresh strawberries<br />
• 1 tablespoon fresh lavender buds<br />
• 3 cups white wine (or one 750 ml bottle)<br />
• 4 cups mineral water<br />
• 4 to 6 fresh lavender sprigs<br />
• 4 to 6 fresh strawberries</p>
<p>1. In a blender or food processor, blend the orange juice, 1 cup of strawberries, and lavender flowers. Transfer to a jug or bowl.</p>
<p>2. Pour wine over the blended mixture and allow to steep for 30 minutes; then strain into a punch bowl, discarding solids.</p>
<p>3. To serve, fill a wineglass half full with this flavored wine and top with mineral water. Garnish with a sprig of lavender and a strawberry.</p>
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