Lavender Iced Sweet Tea

For a refreshing summer drink I took a spin off of a mint spritzer iced tea recipe that was shared with me.  I made this beverage with seltzer water today, but would be great for a brunch cocktail with champagne.

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Ingredients:

-2 cups of loose leaf earl grey tea, brewed and cooled.

-1 1/2 tsp of lavender simple syrup (more depending on how sweet you want it)

-1 Lemon wedge

-seltzer water

-Ice

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I started by making loose leave earl grey tea and letting it cool.  I poured the tea over ice in a large pint glass about 3/4 of the way full, then added the lavender simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, then topped off with seltzer water.  Garnished with a sprig of mint.

To make the Lavender Simple Syrup:

-1/2 cup of sugar

-1 cup of water

-4 sprigs of lavender greens.

Dissolve the sugar in water over medium/high heat.  Remove from heat once sugar is dissolved and add lavender sprigs to water.  Let sit until cooled then strain out the lavender.  Store in refrigerator.  I made some mint infused simple syrup at the same time for future concoctions.

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