35 minutes

Lavender Honey Syrup

Lavender honey syrup is a perfect simple syrup for your summer lattes and cocktails. With only 3 simple ingredients, this easy recipe will elevate your favorite beverages all summer long.

As you know, I am all about simple recipes with big flavor. This honey lavender syrup is exactly that. With only 3 ingredients, this homemade lavender syrup recipe is as easy as making tea. Add it to your iced tea, morning coffee or  summer cocktail recipes for a delicious way to instantly elevate your drink. Simple vodka lemonade? No friend, these are lavender lemonade craft cocktails! Easy iced coffee? These are honey lavender lattes even better than your local coffee shop!

This fragrant syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, for a great way to upgrade your favorite beverages all summer long.

A top down view of a small quilted glass mason filled with honey lavender simple syrup. The mason jar is surrounded by sprigs of lavender on a marble background.

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  • This simple syrup recipe uses only three ingredients – honey, water, and dried lavender flowers. It doesn’t get easier than that!
  • The sweet lavender flavor and fragrant floral notes in this syrup make it perfect for summer!

Ingredients

Ingredients for lavender honey syrup on a marble background.

To make honey lavender simple syrup, you need the following ingredients (exact measurements are in the recipe card below):

  • Honey: Use whatever kind of honey you have on hand. I used wildflower honey from Costco this time, but I have also used clover honey and raw honey from a local bee farm which was amazing!! You can also substitute regular cane sugar for the honey, if you prefer. 
  • Water
  • Dried lavender buds: Make sure to use culinary lavender for this recipe. I used Kate Naturals Organic culinary grade lavender that I purchased on Amazon.

What does lavender taste like?

The taste of lavender is unique and not everyone loves it. It has an earthy floral flavor, kind of like rosemary, and is very fragrant. I think of it kind of like cilantro – some people love it, and some people don’t. If you like the smell of lavender, I definitely recommend you try it. This lavender honey syrup recipe is a great place to start – the honey adds a great sweet complement to the lavender. 

Instructions

Step One: Add the honey, water and lavender buds to a small saucepan over medium heat. 

A small saucepan on a marble background with lavender buds steeping in simple syrup.

Step Two: Bring the lavender mixture to a low simmer. Stir the mixture until the honey is dissolved, then allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the lavender syrup to steep for 20-30 minutes. 

Tip: Don’t steep the syrup for too long, or the lavender flavor may become overwhelming. Take a small taste at 20 minutes, and strain it if you like the flavor. If you want a little stronger lavender flavor, let it steep for the whole 30!

A small saucepan on a marble background showing the lavender buds that have steeped in simple syrup for 45 minutes and are starting to wilt.

Step Three: After the syrup is done steeping, strain it through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender buds. Store syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

A small glass mason jar on a marble background. Honey lavender simple syrup is being poured through a strainer into the mason jar.

Storage

Store leftover syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Let the syrup cool to room temperature before storing.

A small quilted glass mason jar sitting on two marble coasters on a marble background. Honey lavender simple syrup is in the jar, with three lavender sprigs tied around it with twine.

Lavender Honey Syrup

Lavender honey syrup is a perfect simple syrup for your summer lattes and cocktails. With only 3 simple ingredients, this easy recipe will elevate your favorite beverages all summer long.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 64 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender buds

Instructions
 

  • Add the honey, water and lavender buds to a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Bring the lavender mixture to a low simmer. Stir the mixture until the honey is dissolved, then allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Allow the lavender syrup to steep for 20-30 minutes. 
  • After the syrup is done steeping, strain it through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender buds. Store syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

Notes

Tip: Don’t steep the syrup for too long, or the lavender flavor may become overwhelming. Take a small taste at 20 minutes, and strain it if you like the flavor. If you want a little stronger lavender flavor, let it steep for the whole 30!

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 17gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword honey lavender syrup, lavender honey syrup, lavender simple syrup
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