This lavender simple syrup can be used in lemonade, baked goods, and everything else you can think of! It has an incredible flavor that you must try.
Lavender syrup is a creative way to add a floral taste with a hint of sweetness to a wide range of beverages. It’s simple and inexpensive to make at home, and it fills your home with floral aroma. Cocktails like the lavender martini and lavender lemon drop martini will benefit from the aromatic sweetness of lavender syrup. For an added floral twist, drizzle some into your tea or lemonade, or simply top with seltzer for a homemade lavender soda.
This syrup is as simple to make as any other simple syrup. Simply heat water, lavender buds, and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a simmer, and steep until cold. It keeps in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks after being bottled. This recipe may also be used to make other herbal simple syrups.
What is Lavender?
Lavender is a herb native to northern Africa and the Mediterranean’s mountainous regions. Lavender is typically grown for the production of essential oil, but for a culinary grade, lavender can be used for baking and cooking.
Although most lavender varieties can be used in cooking, some are more commonly used than others, such as Lavandula angustifolia, especially ‘Munstead’. These lavenders have the sweetest scent of any lavender species, which adds flavor to cooking. The leaves and stems of lavender plants can be used in cooking, but the flowers, in particular, add a mildly sweet, citrus flavor to dishes.
Benefits of Lavender
Lavender can be made into tea by brewing the dried purple buds with hot water. Some of the benefits of just drinking this alone can help relax nerves, enhance skin health, and aid in sleep.
Uses For Lavender Simple Syrup
Syrup Bottle Ideas
How To Make Lavender Syrup
Servings: 1 ½ Cups | Course: Sweetener | Cuisine: American
Prep: 1 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Steep: 1 hour
Time needed: 1 hour and 16 minutes.
- Bring the water and lavender to a boil in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the sugar until fully dissolved. Allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool and steep up to an hour or to your desired flavor.
- Strain the lavender and transfer the lavender simple syrup to a bottle. Store it in the fridge when not in use. Mix the syrup into your favorite drink or dessert.
Note: Just keep in mind if you are using cane sugar the syrup would be more clear and if you are using brown sugar such as Sugar in the Raw it will be more amber in color.