Brighten your favorite spring and summer sips with a splash of Jasmine Flower Simple Syrup. This DIY jasmine-infused syrup elevates cocktails, mocktails, teas, lemonades, and more with botanical aromas and sweet floral flavor!
Dried jasmine is often used in tea to add floral flavor and calming fragrances. These easy-to-follow instructions will show you how to make jasmine simple syrup by steeping dried jasmine with sugar and water.
This jasmine syrup is a great way to enhance your favorite beverages with dynamic, botanical flavor. The natural honeysuckle & citrus-like taste of jasmine is delightful paired with almost anything sweet!
You should add jasmine flower syrup to your collection of homemade simple syrups because:
- This DIY version is less expensive and better tasting than store-bought jasmine syrup.
- There are only 3 ingredients, and it’s very easy to make!
- This jasmine-flavored syrup is an excellent gift for tea lovers and cocktail makers.
- It livens up drinks, cocktails, desserts, and more with delectable flavor.
Ready to make jasmine flower simple syrup? Let’s do it!
- Sugar – Finely granulated sugar or caster sugar work best, as the granules are tiny and dissolve quickly. Replace white sugar with honey or maple syrup for a delightful refined sugar-free version.
- Water – The liquid will thicken into a syrup as the water and sugar simmer. To reduce the risk of bacterial growth during storage, use filtered or distilled water.
- Dried jasmine flower buds – Be sure to use culinary-grade dried jasmine flower. You may find them with the tea selection at your local grocer or Asian grocery store. If not, they can easily be ordered online.
- Recommended tools – You’ll need a saucepan, tea infuser, and a sanitized glass jar or bottle for storing.
🥣 How to make (step-by-step photos)
1️⃣ Step One: Dissolve sugar in water
Start by making a basic 1:1 simple syrup. Pour the sugar and water into a medium-size saucepan, and bring the mixture to a low simmer over medium heat. While the liquid heats, add your jasmine flower buds to a tea infuser.
2️⃣ Step Two: Infuse with dried jasmine buds
Then, submerge the tea infuser into the simmering pot of water and steep while the sugar continues to dissolve.
3️⃣ Step Three: Remove from heat and steep
Once the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens into a syrup, remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to allow the jasmine to steep for an additional 5 to 10 minutes (the flavor will intensify the longer the jasmine is left to steep).
4️⃣ Step Four: Let cool and store
Finally, remove the tea infuser, and let the syrup cool to room temperature. Then, pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
💭 Questions + quick tips
Yes. Several premade jasmine flower syrups are available, like Amoretti or Monin, but making it from scratch is almost as simple as buying it from the store!
This homemade jasmine syrup is intensely sweet with pleasantly herbal, floral aromas and naturally sweet & citrusy jasmine flavor.
Yes! For a deeper, caramelized flavored syrup, swap the granulated sugar for brown sugar.
Submerge a tea infuser filled with dried jasmine buds in keto simple syrup as it simmers.
- Be sure to use food-grade dried jasmine buds. If you have extra, you can use it to make tea, potpourri, garnish food and drinks, etc.
- Let the tea infuser steep until the syrup has completely cooled to room temperature for the most potent jasmine flavor.
🍹 How to serve
Now that you’ve made a luxurious batch of jasmine flower simple syrup, it’s time to put it to use. Check out these ideas:
- Sweeten homemade sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade with jasmine flower simple syrup.
- Add a splash to a glass of club soda or sparkling water.
- Spread between cake layers for flavor, moisture, and to help keep the layers in place.
- Drizzle over breakfast foods like muffins, pancakes, waffles, croissants, etc.
This jasmine simple syrup truly shines in gin cocktails. Check out easy jasmine flower syrup cocktail recipes below:
- Jasmine Gin Fizz: Shake 1.5 ounces of gin, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and a splash of jasmine simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Then, strain into a tall glass of fresh ice and top the glass with club soda.
- Jasmine Cucumber Cooler: Shake 1.5 ounces of gin, fresh-squeezed lime juice, cucumber slices, and a splash of jasmine simple syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Then, strain into a tall glass of fresh ice and top the rest of the glass with tonic water.
🧊 How to store
To maximize the shelf-life of homemade simple syrup infusions:
- Refrigerator storage: After steeping, pour the jasmine flower syrup into a sanitized glass jar or bottle with a secure lid and refrigerate for 2 weeks.
- Freezer storage: Great news! You can freeze this syrup for up to 2 months. We recommend freezing simple syrup in silicone ice trays. You can then drop 1-2 cubes into individual drinks for the perfect pop of sweet, floral flavor.
👉 More simple syrup flavors
Looking for more DIY simple syrup flavors? Check out these blissful infusions.
- Honey Lavender Simple Syrup
- Cilantro Lime Simple Syrup
- Lemongrass Simple Syrup
- Sage Infused Simple Syrup
Jasmine Flower Simple Syrup
- Saucepan medium
- tea infuser
- airtight jar or bottle for storing
- 1 cup water filtered or distilled
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons dried jasmine flower buds
- Add sugar and water to a medium saucepan, and bring to a low simmer over medium heat.
- Add dried jasmine flower buds to a tea infuser, and submerge in the simmering water while the sugar dissolves.
- Once the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens into a syrup, remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside. Let the jasmine steep for 5-10 more minutes (the flavor will intensify the longer it steeps).
- Remove the tea infuser, and let the syrup cool to room temperature. Pour into an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeeks.