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.
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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!
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.
- 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.
Step One: Add the honey, water and lavender buds to a small saucepan over medium heat.
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 30-45 minutes.
Tip: Don’t steep the syrup for too long, or the lavender flavor may become overwhelming. Take a small taste at 30 minutes, and strain it if you like the flavor. If you want a little stronger lavender flavor, let it steep for the whole 45!
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.
Store leftover syrup in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Let the syrup cool to room temperature before storing.
Lavender Honey Syrup
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons dried lavender buds
- 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 30-45 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.