Simple Homemade Lavender Syrup

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Make your drink a little sweeter with lavender flavored simple syrup. So easy to make at home, just 3 ingredients are all that’s needed!

Lavender simple syrup in a glass bottle.

About This Lavender Syrup

  • Lavender syrup is a lavender flavored simple syrup (liquid sweetener) made with three ingredients: sugar, water, and dried lavender.
  • Sweeten and flavor hot and cold drinks with simple syrup. They’re excellent for sweetening an iced beverage since it’s liquid and will mix well into the drink unlike sugar which will sink to the bottom.
  • The recipe makes a cup of lavender syrup. It’ll last 2 weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Make lavender tea lattes and flavor a basic iced tea with lavender flavor using this simple syrup. Or just add it to lavender tea.

Looking for more simple syrups to make at home? Try my lemon syrup, rose syrup, mint syrup, vanilla syrup, brown sugar syrup, and cinnamon syrup. See all my homemade simple syrups.

Ingredient Notes

Lavender simple syrup ingredients.
  • Dried lavender
    Look for dried lavender flowers or buds that are food-grade. Never use dried lavender from flower shops since they’re loaded with pesticides. Lavender tea is food-grade dried lavender flowers so it can be used to make the syrup.
  • Sugar
    Use regular white sugar to get a little bit of a purple color in your simple syrup. You can also use brown sugar but that’ll change the color of the syrup to brown.
  • Water
    Always use filtered water whenever possible. It’ll give you a better tasting syrup.

Steps to Make Lavender Syrup

Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this syrup. For full ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.

  1. Put sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Take off heat, add lavender and steep.
  3. Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
My Glass Bottle Pick

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These airtight glass bottles perfectly hold a cup of lavender syrup.

Notes & Tips

  • The more purple the lavender, the more purple in the simple syrup. Some syrups may have more of a beige color than purple but that’s perfectly normal.
  • The recipe makes a cup of lavender syrup, which is 16 tablespoons. Use 1-2 tablespoons for each cup of tea.
  • Use lavender syrup in sparkling water to make lavender flavored soda. Pour some syrup in steamed or warm milk to make an instant lavender latte.

Questions You May Have

Why is my lavender syrup beige?

The color of the lavender syrup depends on the color of the lavender flowers. The deeper purple the flowers, the more purple will come out in the syrup. If the lavender is mostly buds and not flowers, the syrup will have a more beige color.

What can I use to strain the lavender?

Use a mesh strainer to filter out the lavender flowers and buds.

Can I make a drink for kids using this syrup?

Yes! Add 1-2 tablespoons of syrup to warm milk to make a lavender steamer.

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Simple Lavender Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Make your drink a little sweeter with lavender flavored simple syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Steep Time 10 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Drinks
Yield8 servings


  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender (food-grade only)


  • Put sugar and water in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  • Take off heat, add lavender, and steep.
  • Strain and pour syrup into an airtight container.
    Use a mesh strainer to separate the lavender flowers and buds from the syrup. The syrup will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


  • Recipe makes 1 cup (16 tablespoons) of lavender syrup.
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons of syrup for each cup.


Calories: 75 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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