Salt & Wind is a lifestyle blog that shares gourmet drink recipes with simple step-by-step instructions, and for the summer season the blog offers an upscale citron presse made with fresh lavender buds for an added infusion of minty and floral flavor. The drink is a more sophisticated take on a classic lemonade with the inclusion of fresh herbs to provide contrasting notes that elevate the beverage's taste and presentation.
The drink is made with a base of fresh lemon juice combined with a simple syrup infused with dried lavender buds and sugar. The syrup adds a subtle note of lavender flavoring without overpowering the acidic lemon. Sparkling water, fresh lemon and ice are added to complete the beverage that can also be garnished with a fresh spring of lavender.
The addition of new ingredients such as lavender and sparkling water can be a way to upscale a classic beverage recipe, such as a lemonade.