Sparkling Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade


This bright, citrusy, and effervescent drink gets its stunning blue and purple shades from the presence of Butterfly Blue Pea Flower. The perfect drink to cool off with on a warm summer afternoon!



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Sparkling Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes

  • 1/2 cup sparkling water, chilled

  • 4 oz Butterfly Pea Flower herbal tea, brewed and cooled (steep 1 tsp of tea in 4 oz of water).

  • 2 oz lemon simple syrup

For the lemon simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water

    1/2 cup sugar

    1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

To prepare the lemon simple syrup:

  1. In a medium saucepan pan, add water and sugar.

  2. Bring to boil at medium heat, and stir constantly until sugar dissolves.

  3. Cool completely, then stir in lemon juice.

To assemble the drink:

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and add the sparkling water.

  2. Pour in the butterfly pea flower tea, then add more ice until it reaches the top of the glass.

  3. Slowly incorporate the lemon syrup over the ice to create a layered effect.

  4. Finish by garnishing with a lemon slice.

Photo and recipe credit: Sandra Aguirre.

 

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