This is about the easiest “fancy syrup that you can make! Fresh lavender syrup goes so well in mocktails, gin drinks, teas, and sodas. It’s a bonus if you have fresh lavender hanging around your yard, too. Now that I’m sitting down to write about this, do I have any cocktail recipes that use this? Not yet. But shortly!
About the most difficult thing about making this syrup from fresh cut lavender is picking the tiny blossoms from the stem. They are small, and they are a pain. It also takes a boat load of them to fill up one tablespoon. Luckily, your hands will smell all sorts of fresh and lovely when you are done with this step.
Fresh Lavender Syrup for Cocktails
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh lavender blossoms
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 2-5 Whole Blueberries
- Start by "plucking" the tiny blossoms from fresh lavender flowers. Collect 1 tablespoon's worth.
- Combine your blossoms, water, and sugar into a saucepan or small pot.
- Add some whole blueberries if you want a deeper color to your finished syrup.
- Bring all of this to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and cool thoroughly.
- Strain and funnel into a glass container.
- Store in the fridge.
How to make Fresh Lavender Cocktail Syrup
Start by cutting and collecting your lavender! Or use dried, doesn’t matter.
Spend some time plucking those blossoms from their stem. You’ll need about a tablespoon’s worth.
Now toss all of your ingredients into a small pot or saucepan. One cup of sugar, the blossoms, and one cup of water.
Toss in some blueberries for more color. You may already know that I like to smash things, so I squished them until they popped. Did this do anything for the color? No idea.
I used two blueberries and ended up with a pale purple color. Logically, add more berries for more color. You can’t taste them in the final product.
Let it all boil, then immediately bring it down to a simmer. After about 10 minutes, take it off the heat to allow for cooling.
Strain into a glass container of your choice! Keep your fresh syrup in the fridge for the best results. Enjoy!