This honey lavender simple syrup is a sweet, slightly herbal and gorgeously floral flavoring that is perfect for lavender latte, iced coffee, cocktails, lemonade, and more! This lavender honey syrup recipe is particularly great for budding herbalists and new flower lovers, because it calls for dried lavender buds, which are easy to find at most health food stores.
This lavender honey syrup is what we use in our signature Lavender honey iced latte, Lavender bee's knees (lavender lemon honey cocktail) & How to make lavender lemonade
You can use this syrup for any drink that needs a little more sweetness or flavor such as lavender iced coffee, iced tea, or even cocktails like mojitos! If you're looking for an all-natural alternative to sweeten your drinks botanically, then this recipe is perfect for you. It even makes a beautiful edible gift.
Curious about culinary lavender?
What is simple syrup?
Simple syrup is generally found in two strengths: Equal parts sugar and water, the most common strength in U.S. bars, is referred to as “one-to-one” (1:1). Two parts sugar to one part water is, as you might guess, referred to as 2:1, which is the standard syrup in U.K. bars; in the States, you’ll often hear 2:1 syrup being referred to as “rich simple syrup.”
- Fresh or dried lavender
- Raw honey (any honey of choice will do)
- Sugar (you can use all honey instead if preferred!)
how to make this syrup:
This 1:1 ratio is so simple, all it requires is boiling 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar + adding in your lavender and honey.
if using fresh lavender: use ½ cup
if using dried lavender: use ⅓ cup
which honey should you choose:
Honey is a liquid treasure trove of flavors and colors. It has been found that bees make honey from flowers near their hives, like orange trees or wildflowers in nature- which gives it's honey a different flavors, and that distinctive and their unique taste! Any non crystallized honey will work fine in this recipe. But, for additional depth of floral flavor we recommend:
- Flower infused honey
- Lavender lemon infused honey
- Orange blossom honey
Frequently asked questions about this syrup:
How can I use this lavender syrup in coffee:
how long does simple syrup last for:
Sugar is used in cooking as a preservative— think jams and jellies, which are also called preserves. So simple syrups have a decent shelf life, when prepared and stored properly: made with very hot water and stored in a sterile container in the refrigerator. A 1:1 simple syrup like this one lasts only one month when refrigerated.
how to store lavender simple syrup:
The recommended way to store simple syrup is to use an airtight container that's been sterilized.
Recipes this syrup is perfect for
- Lavender iced coffee
- Lavender vanilla honey lollipops
- Lavender blueberry granola
- Lavender honey icecream
- Lavender bee's knees cocktail
- In dandelion lemonade
- In dandelion iced tea
- 1 cup water or lavender water
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup fresh lavender OR ⅓ cup dried lavender
- 1 tablespoon honey
- In a small saucepan over medium/high heat, heat the water, sugar, and lavender until it comes to a simmer.
- Stir to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering gently for 5 minutes, reduce heat and let simmer on low for an additional 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let the liquid cool.
- Lastly, strain into a jar (with an airtight lid)
Store into a jar with airtight lid for up to one month.
Store in your refrigerator.
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 0g