|Vanilla Bean Lemonade|
|Look for the specks of vanilla bean :)|
For the Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup:
2 Vanilla Beans, Split & Scraped for Beans
For the Vanilla Bean Lemonade:
Prepared Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup, Chilled
1C Fresh Lemon Juice
3-4C Cold Water
Directions:1. For the Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup: In a pot, heat the sugar and water, whisking until the sugar is dissolved completely. Add in the vanilla beans and their pods into the syrup and let them steep in the boiling syrup. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and let the flavors meld for 3 hours. Once the syrup is thick and room temperature, remove the pods and then pour the syrup into a container and chill overnight.
2. For the Vanilla Bean Lemonade: Add the fresh lemon juice, chilled vanilla bean simple syrup, and cold water (about 3-4C depending on the desired strength). Refrigerate the vanilla bean lemonade for an hour.
3. Pour into mason jars that are filled with ice and garnish with lemon slices & a straw. Enjoy this beverage while laying in the hot sun.