Squeezing the lemons.
Straining the syrup.
And the finished product, which tasted very good.
Herb Citrus Cordial (makes 4-5 pints)
6 cup sugar
Zest of 6 citrus, in large pieces of peel
4 cups fresh citrus juice
2 cup water
2 cups lavender
In a large pot bring sugar, zest, juice, and water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat. Add the herbs and let the syrup infuse for at least 15 minutes.
Meantime prepare your canning jars. Strain syrup through a fine sieve, squeezing out as much syrup as possible from the herb leaves before discarding them. Boiling water process for 10 minutes.
Note: this made a thick, syrupy concoction that had to be cut with lots of water and ice.