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lavender syrup in a bottle with a sprig of dried lavender

Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender simple syrup is so easy to make and there are so many uses for it!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 38kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • measuring cup
  • mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • glass bottle/jar that seals


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


  • Place the water, sugar and lavender buds into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat. Allow the mixture to steep in the pan until it is completely cool, about 1 hour.
  • Strain the lavender buds from the liquid. Discard the buds. I use my small mesh strainer over a funnel so I don't spill any of the delicious syrup!
    lavender buds straining for syrup
  • You can now add food coloring if you would like to. I suggest coloring the syrup if you are using it for decoration or giving it away as a gift. Otherwise, your syrup will be a light golden color. You can store the lavender syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 weeks.
    lavender syrup in a bottle with a sprig of dried lavender



Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sugar: 10g

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.