How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup
Updated: Nov 10, 2022
Get the recipe for lavender simple syrup, a versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails and desserts. The delicate floral flavor of lavender is a perfect match for sweet recipes, and the pretty purple color will impress your guests.
Have you ever picked fresh lavender from your garden and wondered what to do with it?
Make this easy Lavender Simple Syrup recipe!
Lavender simple syrup is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various cocktails and desserts. The delicate floral flavor of lavender is a perfect match for sweet recipes, and the pretty purple color will impress your guests.
Lavender blossoms are infused in boiling water, and then the syrup is strained and cooled. The result is a fragrant, floral syrup that can be used to sweeten lemonade or iced tea. Lavender Simple Syrup is also a great way to add a touch of sweetness to summer desserts.
Whether you're looking for a unique gift or a fun way to spruce up your kitchen, Lavender Simple Syrup is the way to go. This sweet and floral syrup is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any drink or dessert.
Lavender Syrup (makes about 4 cups)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Cool time: 20 minutes
2 cups of sugar, granulated
2 cups of water, filtered
3 tablespoons of dried lavender flowers (see note)
In a medium-sized saucepan, add all your ingredients and cook on medium heat. Stir continuously.
Once the mixture starts to boil, remove it from the heat. Should take about 8-10 to come to a boil.
Allow the mixture to cool and flavors to continue to incorporate in the saucepan for about 5 minutes.
Place a mesh strain over a glass jar. Pour into the strain to separate the lavender syrup from the lavender flowers.
Discard the flowers.
Allow the syrup to cool completely before placing a lid on it.
Store the lavender simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Use Fresh or Dried Lavender Flowers
You can use fresh or dried lavender flowers for this recipe. When using fresh lavender flowers, it's important that your flowers have not opened. The most aromatic qualities come from fully purple flowers with tightly wrapped buds.
You can buy dried Lavender Flower Buds online!
How to Use Lavender Simple Syrup
Lavender Simple Syrup is a versatile ingredient that can be used in any recipe that calls for simple syrup. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Add it to sparkling water or champagne for a refreshing spritzer.
Drizzle it over fresh berries, grilled fruits, or pound cake.
Use it as a sweetener in your morning cup of coffee or tea.
Make a lavender lemonade by mixing the syrup with freshly squeezed lemon juice and ice water.
Stir it into yogurt or oatmeal for a touch of sweetness and flavor.
Add it to cocktails like this Lavender Gin Fizz or Violet champagne Cocktail.
Lavender Simple Syrup is also lovely added to desserts, like these Lavender Shortbread Cookies or these Blueberry Lavender Crumble Bars.
And it's not just limited to sweet treatments - give your savory dishes a floral twist by stirring some into balsamic vinaigrette or glazing roasted vegetables with it.