Lavender Lemonade

2 1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 T dried lavender
2 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup lemon juice
Ice cubes

In large saucepan boil water and sugar. Remove from the heat; add lavender. Cover and let stand for one hour.

Strain, discard lavender. Stir in cold water and lemon juice and serve over ice.