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Lavender Simple Syrup

Add a floral, sweet, and vibrant flavor to your favorite summer drinks with our Lavender Simple Syrup! It’s an easy to make syrup that always impresses guests. This simple syrup is perfect for specialty coffees, flavored lemonade, or cocktails. You can even add it to baked goods!

Try adding this syrup to our Chai Latte or Fresh Honey Lemonade Recipe for a lavender version of these delicious drinks! Or add it to our Hungarian Pancakes {Palacsinta Recept} and Bee Sting Cake for a fun flavor twist.

Glass jar filled with lavender simple syrup.

Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender Simple Syrup is a great way to add flavor to all your favorite drinks! The lavender flavor adds a touch of floral flavor while still being sweet and light. This syrup is great to make a lavender latte at home, is delicious in lemonade or tea, and adds a unique ingredient to cocktails.

Perfect for spring and summer this syrup utilizes dried culinary lavender buds for the best flavor. Just three ingredients and ten minutes on the stove is all you need for this amazing simple syrup!

How To Make Lavender Simple Syrup

  1. Using a small saucepan, add in the water, sugar, and lavender. Bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat to medium. Continue to cook until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally to combine.
  2. Once dissolved, remove the pan from heat. Let the syrup steep in the pan for about 30 minutes.
  3. After steeping, pour the simple syrup through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of any clumps or lavender pieces. Strain into a glass jar or a sealable container. Let the lavender syrup cool completely before sealing and storing. Use it to flavor your favorite cool drinks or coffees. Enjoy!
Collage showing how to make lavender simple syrup.

Tips and Variations:

  • There will still be flecks of lavender in the syrup even after straining it. Use a cheesecloth or strain multiple times to remove as much as possible. Of course you can also leave the flecks in if the extra bit of texture doesn’t bother you.
  • About half a tablespoon of our syrup is equal to about one pump of syrup you’d find at a coffee shop.
  • Once the syrup comes to a boil, don’t let it continue to boil or you’ll end up with something more akin to caramel or a burnt mess. Immediately lower the heat once the mixture begins to boil.
  • If you want to speed up the cooling process you can pour the syrup (before straining) into a bowl and set aside while it cools. You might want to steep the mixture a little longer if going this way as the slow cooling helps with the flavor infusion route but the flavors will still infuse.
  • You can swap the white sugar for brown if you want a deeper flavor. Just keep the ratio the same. You can also use honey for a natural sweetener instead of sugar. If using honey, don’t bring the mixture to a boil, keep it cooking over medium heat until the honey completely dissolves.
Jar of lavender simple syrup in a jar.


Storage: You can store this lavender simple syrup in a jar or sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. You can store it at room temperature as well but it won’t stay fresh quite as long.

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Lavender simple syrup in a jar.

Lavender Simple Syrup

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Steep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons dried culinary lavender


  • Add the water, sugar, and lavender to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to medium. Stir occasionally and continue to cook until the sugar dissolves.
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1 cup water
    3 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
  • Remove from heat and let syrup steep in the saucepan for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass jar or container with a sealable lid. Let the syrup cool before sealing the jar. 
  • See post for storage options.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 ounce of simple syrup. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.
*Photos courtesy of Blogger Bake Shop Photography.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.003g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 0.4mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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