It was the kind of day that is already hot early in the morning and doesn’t cool off until after midnight. My kids dragged the little table out to the driveway around 10am, about the time the street’s asphalt began to soften.
“Mom, today we need to make a fancy lemonade,” Jer said. “You know — the kind you make with that purple stuff,” he added. Jen and Jessie bobbed their heads enthusiastically.
I looked at the vase on the kitchen counter that held a fragrant and lovely lavender bouquet, fresh from the farmer’s market. I lifted it out and set about making my lavender lemonade, an original recipe I had created on another hot summer day in the past.
Lori’s Original Lemonade began when Lori lost her job due to budget cuts at the local School District in 2012. Her kids were in college, and bills were coming in. She remembered back to the days of her children’s lemonade stand and her popular lavender lemonade recipe. Lori’s Original Lemonade was created. Lori’s Original Lemonade now has three unique flavors: organic Lavender Lemonade, organic Ginger Lemonade and organic Lite Lemongrass Lemonade.
The kids are in college now, but when they come home, they always request the “fancy” lemonade. I decided it was time to share it with you.
Sip, savor and share with friends and family like we have for the past 20 years.