This is the PERFECT cocktail (or mocktail if you’re preggo… just skip the gin!!) to sip on during those warm days while you’re outside soaking up the sunshine poolside or on a patio!
Now, the only thing to keep in mind here is that lilac season is SO SHORT!! You only have a small window of time to get this drink whipped up before the lilacs are GONE!! It almost seems when they’re suddenly in full bloom their lives are as short-lived as the ripeness of an avocado lol.
We took FULL advantage once the lilacs came into bloom… foraging and clipping lilacs within days of seeing them come to life in the Kelowna area. It’s important to seize the time when they’re most abundant! In addition to lilacs, we used blackberries to maximize the purple hue of the drink, and it added the perfect amount of sweetness.
Ps. For those of you who may ask, our Miele range is from Best Buy Canada and we freaking LOVE it!! If you’re planning on doing a kitchen remodel we would definitely recommend checking out products from Best Buy Canada as they have an awesome selection of appliances for all kitchen (and ALL price points!) and the cherry on top (or, lilac blossom, in this case!) is the ordering process and installation was so easy and fast!!! Just the way mama likes it!! LOL!!
Okay, back to the recipe!!
Let me know if you end up giving this drink a whirl, or if you tweak it in any way … I would LOVE to hear all about your creations in the comments section below!
Oh my god! Lilacs are my favourite smelling flower, I had NO IDEA they were edible- I’m so trying this when our lilacs come out! Thanks!
Love this dress! Where is it from?
It’s from Urban Outfitters but I THINK it’s sold out … https://rstyle.me/n/c4jp8bzb96 XO
It looks cool. I want it now!
Oh Jillian! As soon as my Lilacs are ready you know what I am doing! I’ve made a wonderful Lavender Lemonade before, now this! Can’t wait! I think our spring has been delayed in Calgary things are just starting to bloom and it has been agonizingly slow! Maybe because I can’t go out because I’m high risk so life is passing me by, so now I can sit on my deck with this delish drink and stare at the mountains and dream of when I can travel again lol! Thank you!
I want to try this, but already have the lilac syrup made. Do you know an approx amount of syrup to use when conbining with the lemonade?
How many drinks does this recipe make?