DIY Lavender Simple Syrup


Happy Monday, Friends! For Christmas I gave homemade lavender simple syrup for gifts and it was a big hit. It is delicious in a variety of beverages from cocoa and coffee to tea, lemonade, and sparkling water.  Today I'm sharing my quick and easy recipe...

DIY lavender simple syrup

You'll need 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of culinary lavender buds. Boil the water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Remove the mixture from heat and steep the lavender buds for 20 minutes. Caution: Do not use more lavender or steep it much longer than 20 minutes as it may taste soapy or perfumey. 

homemade lavender simple syrup
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Once the mixture cools, strain it and store in glass bottle. The swing top  and seltzer varieties work well. This recipe makes 1 3/4 cups and it should be refrigerated. Previously, I've used locally-grown culinary lavender, and over the years, I've sampled several varieties. However, since it was out of season when I needed it for the holidays, I took a risk and bought some on Amazon--am I glad I did! Anthony's Organic Lavender is imported from France and is very reasonable--$10 for 5 oz--and it is the most fragrant version I have tried so far! 

DIY lavender simple syrup




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homemade lavender simple syrup

Favorite Son loves it in his coffee, and I have been enjoying it in both jasmine tea and sparkling water! Enjoy!
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  1. I'm so glad you shared this recipe. I made some many years ago and it was too soapy/perfumey tasting, like you said. I must have used too much or let it steep too long. I'll have to try it again with your recipe. Thank you for sharing. Judy

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  2. I buy lavender syrups from a woman who makes them and she owns a lavender farm here in Oregon City! She has several flavors and they are yummy.

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