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Lavender simple syrup in a bottle
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Lavender Simple Syrup

This lavender simple syrup adds a fragrant twist to Italian sodas, coffees, teas, and so much more. With three simple ingredients, you'll have a liquid sweetener ready to elevate a number of recipes. 
While simple syrup is an easy addition to drinks, this delicious elixir doesn't stop there. Imagine drizzling between cake layers, topping on ice cream, or adding to yogurt for just an extra touch of flavor. 
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time9 minutes
45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Mocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lavender, simple, syrup
Servings: 16 Tbls
Calories: 49kcal
Cost: $1


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried food grade lavender buds


  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
    Simple Syrup Recipe being made with water being poured in
  • Add 1 tsp dried, edible lavender buds  
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle
    Lavender Simple Syrup being poured into a strainer


Pro tip: When simmering the lavender buds, it's important to not over boil. Too much heat can lead to bitterness. To avoid this, remove from heat as soon as it reaches a boil.
Storing - You can keep this floral simple syrup for 1-2 weeks at room temperature. It will last longer if kept sealed and in an airtight container, glass bottle, or mason jar.  Once it starts getting cloudy, discolored, or moldy, it's no longer good. 
Refrigerating - If you can keep your homemade simple syrup in the fridge, it will last about one month. But again, once it starts to get cloudy or discolored, it's time to make a new batch. 


Serving: 1tbls | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg