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.

A jar of lavender simple syrup
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Lavender simple syrup 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.
Dried lavender flowers in a piece of cheesecloth.
  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.
A saucepan with lavender simple syrup.
  1. Remove satchel and allow lavender syrup to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
A jar of lavender simple syrup

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 1 ½ cups lavender simple syrup or 12 servings, 2 tablespoons each.
  • 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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 12 servings (2 tbsp each)
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 75

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons 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 or 12 servings, 2 tablespoons each.
  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

Serving: 2tbspCalories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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