Lavender Simple Syrup

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Try our sweet, floral Lavender Simple Syrup recipe, a perfect way to extra flavor to your coffees, teas, lemonades, and cocktails. This Lavender Syrup recipe uses 3 simple ingredients and is incredibly easy to make.

Looking for more simple syrup recipes? You’ll love our cherry simple syrupblueberry simple syrup, and mint simple syrup.

Simple syrup in a jar.

Simple syrup recipes are some of my absolute favorite things to make. In fact, John and I keep a steady supply of our basic simple syrup in the fridge. We like to use it for cocktails, homemade sodas, and other beverages, so it’s good to keep some handy.

Simple syrups are great because you can adapt them by using different flavors, and the sky’s the limit! Most of the time, we use fresh or frozen fruit, but over the last few years, we’ve been exploring different flavors such as mint, ginger, and this lavender syrup.

Lavender may sound elegant, and a little different in terms of food, but it works really well to add light, sweet, floral notes to drinks, desserts, and pastries. This recipe is one of my personal favorites. I hope you love it, too!

How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup

  1. Combine the water and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves (about 3-5 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in the lavender.
Plain simple syrup in a pan.
Heat the sugar and water until the sugar dissolves.
Culinary lavender added to plain simple syrup.
Add the dried lavender.
  1. Let the simple syrup steep for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and taste the syrup around the 30 minute mark. If you’d like it a bit stronger, steep for longer.
  2. When the syrup finishes steeping, strain it through a fine mesh sieve. It’s helpful to line the strainer with a cheesecloth to make sure all the smaller pieces don’t slip through.
  3. Store in a sealed mason jar until ready to use.
Lavender, sugar and water in a pan.
Steep until the syrup reaches the desired flavor.
Lavender simple syrup poured through a mesh strainer.
Strain to remove the solid pieces.

Kim’s Tips

Tips
  • Don’t boil the lavender! Boiled lavender may become bitter and cause the simple syrup to taste unappetizing. 
  • Use culinary grade lavender. Culinary or food-grade lavender is a type of dried lavender flowers that are safe to use in food and cooking applications.
  • Make extra! If you love this recipe, make an extra batch. This recipe easily doubles or triples, so it’s easy to make as much as you need.

Storage

  • Refrigerator: Store leftover lavender simple syrup for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Top down view of a bottle of lavender simple syrup.

Ways to Use Homemade Lavender Syrup

There are so many ways to use lavender simple syrup. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Add some to a baked cake to keep it from drying out and to add a touch of lavender flavor.
  • Pour a tablespoon or two into your favorite latte to make a lavender latte.
  • Use it to sweeten a batch of lemonade and have lavender lemonade.
  • Add some to a lavender martini.
  • Make a homemade lavender soda.
  • Use it to sweeten a blueberry gin cocktail.

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Side view of a jar of lavender simple syrup.

Lavender Simple Syrup

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Steep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons culinary lavender, dried, food-grade lavender

Instructions
 

  • Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup water
    Plain simple syrup in a pan.
  • Heat over medium-high heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat, and stir in the lavender.
    3 tablespoons culinary lavender
    Culinary lavender added to plain simple syrup.
  • Let the simple syrup steep for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Taste the syrup around the 30 minute mark. If you’d like it a bit stronger, steep for longer.
    Lavender, sugar and water in a pan.
  • When the syrup finishes steeping, strain it through a fine mesh sieve. It’s helpful to line the strainer with a cheesecloth to make sure all the smaller pieces don’t slip through.
    Lavender simple syrup poured through a mesh strainer.
  • Store in a sealed mason jar until ready to use.
    Jar of simple syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.04g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 0.4mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 tablespoons of simple syrup. Actual calories will vary.
*Recipe makes approximately 1 ¼ cups.
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