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Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

This delicious lavender simple syrup is easy to make, and has so many uses!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Condiments, syrup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 50kcal

Ingredients

  • cup fresh lavender flowers (or ¼ cup dried food-grade lavender)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 slices fresh or dehydrated oranges

Instructions

  • Strip the lavender flower petals off of the stems and add them to a fine mesh strainer. Give them a quick rinse under cool running water. Discard the stems and leaves.
  •  Add the lavender flowers, water, sugar, and orange slices to a small saucepan. Stir over low heat to dissolve the sugar. Allow the mixture to come to a boil for a few minutes then turn down the heat.
  • Remove the orange slices from the syrup and simmer the syrup for an additional 10 minutes over low heat. Allow the lavender flowers to steep in the syrup for at least a few hours or preferably, overnight.
  • Strain the syrup using a soup bag or sachet bag. Squeeze all the syrup out of the lavender before discarding it. Pour the lavender syrup into an 8.5-ounce flip-top bottle and store it in the refrigerator. It should last you quite a while, as long as there is no cross-contamination.

Notes

  • Lavender buds are very delicate and fall off the stems easily. For this reason, I recommend stripping them off the stem, then washing them so that you don't lose any while you're washing them.
  • When picking lavender, be sure it has not been treated with pesticides.
  • If you're a winemaker like me, you can use the syrup for back sweetening your wine and give it a hint of lavender flavor and aroma.
  • Use some of the dried lavender in your tea mix. It's heavenly!
  • If you have a lot of lavender growing in your garden you can either freeze it fresh or dry it for later use. The dried lavender can be used in your cookie batter, in sachets, in lavender bath salts, soaps, or in bath bombs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0.05g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 0.5mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg