Lavender Simple Syrup

I’m such a lavender person. I like it in baked goods, in drinks, as bubble bath and shower gel, as candles…the list goes on. This lavender simple syrup takes five minutes to make and is delicious in coffee, cocktails, and even brushed onto cake layers.

Lavender Julep Cocktail Kentucky Derby Bourbon
Can we talk about this stunning simple syrup COLOR?

Here, you just heat sugar and water and lavender buds until the sugar dissolves, let it cool, then strain the lavender out. You’re left with a beautifully hued purple simple syrup that’ll keep in a jar in the fridge for about a week.

Lavender Julep Cocktail Kentucky Derby Bourbon
A half batch on the stove. Isn’t it pretty? It makes the house smell great too!

Lavender Julep Cocktail Kentucky Derby Bourbon

I grow quite a lot of lavender in the garden (my courtyard smells like a spa now!) but I don’t use homegrown lavender for this. You want to get a big bag of culinary lavender on Amazon – it’s just about $10 – to keep in your pantry for years to come.

Lavender Julep Cocktail Kentucky Derby Bourbon
Lavender Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 Tbsp dried culinary lavender

  1. Bring sugar, water, and lavender buds to a boil in a small sauce pan until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool and strain to remove the lavender buds. The simple syrup will be a gorgeous purple hue. Keep it in a jar for up to a week.

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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe


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  1. This lavender syrup is just so good…lovely colourful images! Ive been meaning to visit a lavender field here in Toronto during the summer.

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