10 Uses for Homemade Lavender Syrup

Here are 10 uses for lavender syrup and the recipe to make your own! Anyone can make this easy syrup and it adds a wonderful floral flavor and aroma to so many things, not to mention the pretty purple color.

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Lavender Syrup

Lavender syrup is so easy to make and there are so many uses for it! Put that lavender bush to use and create an aromatic and tasty treat.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Keyword homemade syrup, lavender, lavender syrup


  • ¼ cup dried lavender buds
  • cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • purple food coloring (or red & blue) optional


  • Place lavender buds and ¾ cup water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes and then remove from heat and steep for 30 minutes or more.
  • Strain the flower buds from the liquid and discard the buds.
  • Add the sugar and remaining water to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add lavender liquid and stir for about 30 seconds just to make sure all of the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Add food coloring (optional) and stir to combine. You can store lavender syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.

10 Uses for Lavender Syrup

1. Lavender Drinks/Cocktails: Try the Lavender Pisco Sour (recipe HERE) or add to a gin and tonic, vodka soda or hot chocolate!

2. Lavender Latte: make a delicious latte and add some syrup…delicious!

3. Lavender Lemonade: homemade lemonade is best, use the syrup to sweeten the lemonade and add amazing flavor.

4. Lavender Frosting: make your favorite frosting and add syrup for an unexpected floral taste.

5. Lavender Whipped Cream: whip up some cream and add some syrup for flavor and color. What a surprise this would make….or on hot chocolate…YUM!!

6. Lavender Pancake Topping: instead of regular syrup, try something new!

7. Lavender Ice Cream Topping: make that vanilla anything but vanilla…

8. Lavender Iced Tea: Add this yummy syrup to your iced tea for a delicious summer treat, add a slice of lemon and enter heaven.

9. Lavender Sparkling Water: Get your hydration on in style.

10. Give Lavender Syrup as a gift: No one will hate your gift… I promise. Maybe add a bottle of gin or vodka and a few lemons. Done and done.

I hope you make this lavender syrup and come up with your own ideas of what to do with it! If you do, tag me on Instagram @emilyfabulous_blog. And, if you love lavender, here are some of my other lavender recipes for you to check out:

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