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Head-on view of a mason jar of lavender simple syrup with lavender flowers all around

Lavender Simple Syrup

Wondering how to give drinks and desserts a deliciously sweet light floral flavor? This Lavender Simple Syrup has so many uses and is incredibly easy to make with just 3 ingredients!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cocktail Ingredients, Mixology, Simple Syrup Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Steeping Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 1 ¼ cups
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dried lavender (culinary-grade)


  • Put water, sugar, and dried lavender in a medium saucepan, stir, and bring to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, until syrup has thickened.
  • Remove saucepan from heat, put the cover on, and let steep for about an hour.
  • Push syrup through a mesh sieve to strain out lavender buds and into an airtight container like a mason jar or bowl.



  • Simple syrup should last for about a month when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

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