▢1 cup water ▢1 cup sugar ▢2 drops lavender extract or 1 tablespoon dried lavender or 10 springs fresh lavender ▢1 cup lemon juice about 6 lemons juiced ▢3 cups cold sparkling water ▢1 drop purple food coloring optional
Create a simple syrup by combining 1 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. If using fresh or dried lavender add that to your saucepan.
Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
Using a fine mesh strainer, strain lavender from the simple syrup.