Our lawn current has something beautiful hidden in it…..violets! Not only are they lovely to look at, both the flowers and leaves are edible. But they also can do something magical that I’ve been excited to try! So gather up your violet flowers and let’s give it a go.
We will be making a super cool color-changing lemonade with pH sensitive violet tea!
- 1 cup of violet flowers, no stems
- 1 cup of filtered or distilled water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2-3 cups water (to dilute)
- Sugar or honey to sweeten
Pour 1 cup of hot water over clean violet flowers.
Let it sit for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight. This creates the violet tea.
Strain out your violets and give the petals an extra press with the back of a spoon to get all the color out.
Now for the magic, let’s add 1 cup of lemon juice. The violet tea is PH sensitive so with the acidic lemon juice, your drink will turn pink!
Dilute with water, sweeten to taste and enjoy your magical lemonade!