Lavender syrup is a brilliant way to add a floral flavour with a touch of sweetness to a variety of beverages. This recipe is as easy as any other simple syrup. You just heat water, lavender buds, and sugar in a saucepan, let it simmer, and then steep until cool. Once bottled, it stores in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. This recipe can be used to make mixed herbal simple syrups as well.
Let’s have the recipe to make Lavender Syrup to make your mocktail and juice making very easy.
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of loosely packed fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon of dried lavender buds
- Gather the ingredients.
- Bring the water and lavender to a boil in a saucepan.
Reduce the heat and stir in the sugar until fully dissolved.
Simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool and steep for at least 1 hour or longer, until the flavour is to your preference.
- Strain out the lavender.
- Pour the lavender syrup into a bottle and keep in the refrigerator. Mix the syrup into your favourite drinks and enjoy.
How to Store and Freeze
Refrigerate the lavender simple syrup in a well-sealed jar or airtight container for about two weeks. Check for spoilage before using.
For longer storage, keep lavender simple syrup in an airtight container in the freezer. Because of the sugar ratio, the syrup will not freeze completely but will be good for several months.