Lavender Syrup | How To Make Easy Homemade Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender syrup is the perfect addition to your summer drinks whether it be iced coffee, cold brew coffee, alcoholic concoctions, and teas. This flavourful flower simple syrup is also perfect with hot drinks, and will help you create the perfect lavender latte, lavender tea, and lavender milk teas!

This post is all about creating the perfect lavender simple syrup that can be used in different drinks for a delectable hint of flowers and sweetness to any drink.

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What is lavender syrup?

Lavender syrup is the byproduct of simmering sugar, filtered water, and fresh lavender and or dried lavender together until a thin simple syrup consistency forms. The end result is a potent aroma of lavender that is sweet and perfect for a variety of recipes.

What does lavender syrup taste like?

Lavender syrup taste like a light fragrant flower, herbal notes, supber sweetness and a ting of mintyness that compliments the floraly taste.

What color is lavender syrup?

Youll be sad to hear but Lavender syrup is naturally not a purple color, it’s a brownish yellow tinted clear liquid that can sometimes be a bit cloudy depending on the cooking method used, how yo strain it, and if you use an un-crystallizer substance such as an acid.

How to get that picture-perfect purple lavender syrup

Now that you know that lavender syrup is naturally a not-so-pretty color, youre probably wondering how you get that commercialized and way aesthetic bright purple color that lavender is often associated with. Well, there are two ways to go about this, you can opt for a natural route or use artificial dyes. We prefer using natural ingredients when possible so we love that option! Well, list them both below!

Natural Method for dying lavender syrup purple: Not many people know about this method but the popular butterfly pea powder also commonly called blue matcha, is a useful way to turn your favorite drinks various shades or blues and purples. The best thing about butterfly pea powder is it doesnt gave a strong taste, its remisnet of a light green tea, so it shouldn’t impact the flavor of your lavder syrup since we are using such a tiny amount. We suggest adding a shallow 1/8 of a teaspoon to a small bowl, then add some drops of water and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix the mixture till it becomes the color you like, and add a tiny bit of it to your lavender syrup mixture and stir thoroughly. Butterfluy Pea Powder offers potent coloring, so we suggest less is more =).

Artifical Method for dying lavender syrup purple: The traditional method to add that pretty punch of purple coloring to your homemade lavender simple syrup, is to add either purple food dye, or red and blue food dye. We suggest the red and blue, a drop of each should do but premix in some water before hand to see the color result. If you elect to use purple dye, we suggest a drop in a 1/4 cup of water to dilute it and then add a tablespoon of that to your simple syrup and stir.

What is lavender syrup made of?

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Lavender syrup is made up of sugar, water, and either fresh lavender buds that have not bloomed, or dried lavender buds. These ingredients are simmered together over medium heat to create a aromatic syrup that smells divine!

What kind of lavender should I use when making syrup?

Using either dried lavender or fresh lavender will both lead to wonderful versions of lavender syrup. We personally love using fresh lavender as we grow it in our yard, howver we have also used dried lavender as its easy to come by. Just keep in mind you don’t want use lavender that wasn’t meant for consumption.

What can you use lavender simple syrup for?

Lavender syrup is perfect in your morning coffee, teas, iced drinks, and alcholic concoctions! In fact lavender syrup is extremely versatile and offers such great and simple taste that it compliments most flavors very well.

Pair with a Cold Brew for floral twist! 

Pair with a Vanilla Latte to create a delcius vanilla lavender latte!

What are the benefits of lavender?

The possible benefits of lavender are vast, this popular herb has been used for centuries for being used in acne treatments, may boots gut health, may lower inflammation and is antibacterial, plus more awesome possible benefits. Its now wonder why lavender is highly used in both consumption and for exterior usage as it may have numerous benefits for the body. Thus, its no wonder why lavender syrup has grown so popular over the coming years and has been used in a variety of ways from food, drinks, skin care, and for aromatherapy.

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Lavender Syrup FAQ

Do you need to refrigerate lavender syrup?

Yes, lavender syrup should be refrigerated after cooling down to room temperature. We suggest storing it in an airtight container that is also compatible for freezer usage.

How long can you keep lavender syrup?

Lavender syrup can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer. Do keep an eye on quality and toss if it forms clouds or a nasty smell.

Who should not have lavender syrup?

Lavender syrup can cause sleepiness so it should be avoided when taking allergy medicine or any other drowzy medication. Its also recommend to not take if you have respiratory issues as it can cause breathing problems. Pregant women are also recommended not to consume lavender, and of course those who are allergic to flowers and lavender specifically should not consume lavender syrup.

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Use this for making our Homemade Lavender Latte!

How To Make Lavender Simple Syrup at home


Lavender Dried or Fresh: Food grade

Filtered Water

Lemon Juice

Raw Sugar

Butterfly Pea Powder


  • Sauce pan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • stirring spoon
  • small bowl
  • airtight container

Recipe Calls For

  • 1 cup of raw sugar
  • 1 cup and 1 teaspoon of filtered water separated
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lavender food grade or dried lavender food grade
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon of butterfly pea powder


  1. Combine sugar, water, and lavender buds into sauce pan and simmer over medium heat until sugar dissolved – about 5 minutes
  2. Lower temperature to a a low simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Turn off heat and let mixture sit for 1/2 hour to allow lavender to fully saturate syrup.
  4. While sitting, make purple dye with either the natural method or artificial method we mention above. Then add a 1/2 teaspoon at a time to lavender syrup and stir. Continute adding dye until mixture reaches the color you desire.
  5. Let syrup cool down and then pour into airtight container and store in refridegator for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe Note:

  • Dying the lavender syrup is completely optional, dont feel the need to dye it a purple color as its only for aesthetic value and nothing else.
  • We suggest adding lemon juice because it help with the syrup not crystalizing in the fridge.
  • Do not over steep the lavender, just like with tea you can over steep it and the end result is a bitter taste.
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