Make Lavender Simple Syrup at home with just 3 ingredients: water, sugar, and dried lavender flowers. It’s delicious in lemonade, cocktails, or brushed over baked goods.

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  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Lavender: Dried lavender flowers add convenience and a rosy red hue to your lavender simple syrup. To use fresh lavender, substitute 10 fresh lavender flower stems for the dried lavender flowers in Step 1.
  • Sugar: It’s okay to use more or less sugar. We haven’t tested this recipe with sugar substitutes or other sweeteners, but you are welcome to experiment.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. In a small piece of cheesecloth, add dried lavender and form a pouch. Secure with a small piece of kitchen twine.
  1. In a small saucepan, add granulated sugar and water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add lavender satchel, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors meld, about 45 minutes.
  1. Remove satchel and allow lavender syrup to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 1 ½ cups lavender simple syrup .
  • Uses: Delicious in cold beverages like cocktails, iced tea, iced coffee, or lemonade.
  • Rich Simple Syrup: A more concentrated sugar syrup in a ratio of 2:1 (2 parts sugar to 1 part water). This denser syrup is ideal for brushing on baked goods like pound cake or muffins.
  • Plain simple syrup: Omit the dried lavender flowers. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved (do not boil). Remove from heat and cool completely. 
  • More flavors: Trade the lavender flowers for fresh herbs (rosemary, mint, basil), spices (cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, fresh ginger root), citrus (orange or lemon zest), or rose petals.
  • Storage: Store simple, rich, and flavored syrups covered in the refrigerator.
    • Basic simple syrup: 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.
    • Rich simple syrup: up to 6 months in the refrigerator
    • Flavored simple syrup: 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator

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Lavender Simple Syrup

Make Lavender Simple Syrup at home with just 3 ingredients: water, sugar, and dried lavender flowers. It's delicious in lemonade, cocktails, or brushed over baked goods.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 1.5 cups
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 75

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoon dried lavender (see note 1)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (see note 2)
  • 1 cup water

Instructions 

  • In a small piece of cheesecloth, add dried lavender and form a pouch. Secure with a small piece of kitchen twine.
  • In a small saucepan, add granulated sugar and water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add lavender satchel, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors meld, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove satchel and allow lavender syrup to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Notes

  1. Lavender: Dried lavender flowers add convenience and a rosy red hue to your lavender simple syrup. To use fresh lavender, substitute 10 fresh lavender flower stems for the dried lavender flowers in Step 1.
  2. Sugar: It’s okay to use more or less sugar. We haven’t tested this recipe with sugar substitutes or other sweeteners, but you are welcome to experiment.
  3. Yield: This recipe makes 1 ½ cups lavender simple syrup .
  4. Uses: Delicious in cold beverages like cocktails, iced tea, iced coffee, or lemonade.
  5. Rich Simple Syrup: A more concentrated sugar syrup in a ratio of 2:1 (2 parts sugar to 1 part water). This denser syrup is ideal for brushing on baked goods like pound cake or muffins.
  6. Plain simple syrup: Omit the dried lavender flowers. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved (do not boil). Remove from heat and cool completely. 
  7. More flavors: Trade the lavender flowers for fresh herbs (rosemary, mint, basil), spices (cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, fresh ginger root), citrus (orange or lemon zest), or rose petals.
  8. Storage: Store simple, rich, and flavored syrups covered in the refrigerator.
    • Basic simple syrup: 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.
    • Rich simple syrup: up to 6 months in the refrigerator
    • Flavored simple syrup: 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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