Honey Lavender Simple Syrup

Sweeten your springtime sips with Honey Lavender Simple Syrup. This honey sweetened-herbal syrup enhances iced coffee, iced tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and even cocktails with vibrant sweet, floral flavor.

honey and lavender-infused simple syrup on a white table

Creating coffeehouse-quality drinks and craft cocktails that rival the professionals is easier than you may think. The secret is simple … simple syrup! Notably, simple syrup infused with flavor like this lavender honey simple syrup.

This recipe is quick, easy, and good to make a double batch of and store for later. A splash of honey lavender syrup adds naturally sweet and elegant botanical flavor to coffee drinks, hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, and cocktails.

You’re going to love lavender honey simple syrup because:

  • It’s easy to make and then use in all of your favorite drinks.
  • You’ll only need 3 all-natural (paleo-friendly) ingredients.
  • It stores well and is great for giftting.

Ready to learn how to make lavender honey syrup? Let’s do it!


🍯 Ingredients

A few notes about what you’ll need to make a lavender syrup with honey:

  • Water: As the water and honey simmer, the liquid will thicken into a syrup. To avoid bacterial growth during storage, use filtered or distilled water.
  • Honey: Any mild flavored honey works, but if you can use honey sourced locally, even better!
  • Lavender: You can use fresh or dried lavender buds, but culinary grade dried lavender is proably easier to find. Not to mention, the floral aromas are more concentrated when dried, so you won’t need as much.
  • Recommended tools: You’ll need a saucepan, fine mesh strainer, and sanitized airtight containers for storage.
bowls of honey, dried lavender, sugar, and water on a white table
Ingredients: water, sugar, honey, dried lavender

📖 How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Simmer syrup

In a saucepan, bring the water, honey, and dried lavender to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes (or until the honey dissolves and the liquid thickens into a syrup). Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool.

honey, lavender, sugar, and water in a sauce pan

2️⃣ Step Two: Strain ingredients

Once cooled to room temperature, pour the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve to catch the bits of lavender. Enjoy your honey lavender syrup in coffee, tea, and so much more. See below for storing advice.


👉 Questions + quick tips

  • Dried lavender vs. fresh lavender – If you have fresh culinary-grade lavender, by all means -use it, but you’ll need to add extra as fresh isn’t as pungent as dried. As a rule of thumb, 1/3rd parts dried lavender buds equals about 1 part fresh lavender buds.
  • Make it purple! This is obviously optional, but you’re more than welcome to give your homemade lavender syrup a gorgeous purple hue. The easiest way to do this is with a few drop of purple food coloring.
  • Make it purple naturally – You can use pureed blueberries, raspberries, or black raspberries. Add about 2 tablespoons to the saucepan with the rest of ingredients and strain out before storing.
Why is my syrup bitter-tasting?

If your lavender syrup isn’t sweet and floral, you may have simmered the lavender too long and essentially overcooked it. It could also be due to the lavender buds themselves. It’s important to use culinary-grade lavender.

What does lavender syrup taste like in coffee?

The fresh floral flavor balances deep roasted, nutty coffee, and the combination is a sweet, smooth, and delicately floral coffee.

a jar of lavender and honey syrup on a white countertop

🧋How to serve

Lavender honey syrup is lovely in coffee and tea drinks. Upgrade one of the blissful sips listed below with a splash of honey lavender simple syrup.


🍹Lavender honey simple syrup cocktails

Let’s mix up some sweet lavender and honey-infused cocktails, shall we?

  • Vanilla lavender martini – Shake 2 ounces of vanilla vodka and 1 ounce lavender honey simple syurup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a dried lavender bud.
  • Lavender hot toddy – Pour 2 ounces of sweet bourbon and 1 to 2 ounces of lavender honey simple syrup in a mug. Top with hot tea, stir, and serve with fresh lemon.
  • You can also use lavender honey simple syrup in simple mixed drinks like vodka and club soda and gin and tonics for sweetness and flavor.

🧊 How to store

If stored properly, homemade simple syrup infusions keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to store your lavender honey syrup in a sanitized glass container with a tight-fitted lid.

Another option is freezing your syrup. Check out this detailed guide for tips on freezing simple syrup.

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Honey Lavender Simple Syrup

A Blissful Sip
Sweeten your springtime sips with Honey Lavender Simple Syrup. This honey sweetened-herbal syrup enhances iced coffee, iced tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and even cocktails with vibrant sweet, floral flavor.
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Cook 15 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Course Simple Syrups
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 fine mesh sieve
  • 1 sterilized glass storage container with a secure lid

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water filtered of distilled
  • 1 cup honey
  • cup dried lavender

Instructions
 

  • Add water, honey, and dried lavender to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and simmer for 5-7 minutes (or until the honey dissolves and the liquid thickens into a syrup.
  • When done, remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside to let cool.
  • When the syrup has cooled, strain it through a fine mesh sieve to remove the lavender.
  • Store syrup in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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