Why we love this lavender simple syrup
- If you’ve ever enjoyed a lavender latte or a lavender infused cocktail, you’ll want to make this simple syrup at home.
- It can be used to make a variety of drinks, including lattes and lavender martinis and more.
- It’s made without food coloring, but if you want to give your syrup a purple hue, nothing is stopping you. Just a few drops of food coloring should do it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Culinary lavender flowers – I found some a World Market, but they are widely available at specialty stores and online.
How to make this lavender syrup
Make your syrup. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves. Stir as needed to speed the process up.
Steep the lavender. Remove the pan from heat and add the lavender flowers. Allow the syrup to steep until it has reached room temperature.
Then, transfer to an airtight container or bottle and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Strain and store. After a few hours (but ideally overnight), strain the lavender. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
To prolong the life of your simple syrup, add about 1 tablespoon of vodka and keep the syrup for a little while longer.
Everything you need to know about lavender simple syrup
The trick to avoiding any bitterness is to add the lavender flower after the sugar has dissolved. You want to do this while the simple syrup is still hot, allowing the lavender flower flavor to slowly steep and infuse into your syrup. Let steep for 24 hours for full flavor.
When stored in the fridge, homemade simple syrup will stay fresh for up to a month. Make sure to store in an airtight container, mason jars work great. To keep syrup as fresh as possible, remove any mix ins from the container after 24 hours.
Yes, refrigerating your homemade simple syrup keeps harmful bacteria from growing. It also helps it keep it’s lavender flavor.
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Try this lavender syrup in these drinksPrint
- ½ water
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons lavender flower
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the lavender flowers to the syrup and allow it to steep for a minimum of 1 hour (ideally overnight). Strain into an airtight container.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup will stay fresh for 1 week.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Mixer
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size: 1 Ounce
- Calories: 65
- Sugar: 16.6 g
- Sodium: 0.3 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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