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Simple Lavender Syrup

Author: Jee Choe
Make your drink a little sweeter with lavender flavored simple syrup.
5 from 13 votes
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 all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer.
    Stir to make sure sugar dissolves completely.
  • Take off heat and steep for 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Syrup Uses:

  • Add lavender syrup in sparkling water to make lavender flavored soda.
  • Pour syrup in steamed or warm milk to make an instant lavender tea latte.
  • Make lavender flavored iced tea by adding syrup to iced tea. 
  • Add syrup to lavender tea to boost the lavender flavor.


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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