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Lavender Simple Syrup

lavender simple syrup

Last weekend hubs and I celebrated our anniversary/babymoon at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. It was literally perfect right down to the lavender infused coconut lemonade. We spent the days at the pool and just relaxed at the resort. We are not usually sit by the pool people but something about knowing that the next several years are going to be spent with little sleep and answering to a baby’s every need made me want to soak in all the relaxation.

lavender simple syrup

lavender simple syrup

I also wanted to enjoy an adult beverage… but I did not. Instead I drank delicious mocktails and got the idea for my lavender infused simple syrup. This can be used in mocktails, cocktails, coffee or baking for an extra flavor boost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lavender Simple Syrup

This lavender simple syrup is easy to make and is delicious in coffee, cocktails and mocktails! 

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lavender

Instructions

  1. Put water and lavender in a small saucepan and bring to boil

  2. Turn heat to medium- low

  3. Slowly add the sugar and stir until dissolved

  4. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes

  5. Take simple syrup off heat and pour in to a closed container to steep for 4-6 hours

  6. Strain lavender and store simple syrup in the fridge

On our way out of San Diego we stopped at a little coffee shop called The King’s Craft Coffee Company¬†They had a DELICIOUS lavender latte that I had to learn to recreate at home.

lavender simple syrup

I had a hot latte there but this week I recreated an iced lavender cold brew and loved every minute of it. Now that I know how easy it is to make simple syrup, I want to make more! What delicious and seasonal simple syrup recipes do you recommend?

 

 

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