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A close-up image of a glass bottle filled with homemade lavender simple syrup, with sprigs of fresh lavender next to it

Lavender Simple Syrup

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One way to incorporate the delicate and aromatic flavor of lavender into your cooking or baking is by making this lavender simple syrup recipe. With using just the right amount of a few basic ingredients and a bit of patience, you'll have a delicious syrup that you can use in a variety of ways!

  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 1.5 cups 1x


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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp dried lavender buds (culinary grade)
  • Lemon peel (1 slice of peel using about 1/4 of a medium lemon, all pith removed) - optional


  1. Combine the sugar, water, and dried lavender in a small saucepan or medium saucepan.
  2. Over low heat, simmer the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Stir occasionally to ensure the sugar doesn't burn.
  3. As soon as the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat, toss in the lemon peel if using, and set a timer for 10 minutes.
  4. After the time is up, strain out the lavender and lemon through a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Allow the syrup to cool and pour into a sealable bottle or mason jar. 
  6. This syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.


Recipe by

  • Author: Liz at Owlbbaking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Rest Time/Steep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Simple Syrup
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
  • Calories: 32
  • Sugar: 8.3 g
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.3 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg