Make your own DIY lavender honey syrup for coffee, tea, cocktails, and more with just three easy ingredients! You only need 30 minutes for this simple recipe.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my pineapple ginger simple syrup, too!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Easy to Make - This quick lavender honey syrup is a beginner friendly recipe you'll want to keep in your arsenal because it requires no fancy tools or techniques. Get your barista vibes going in just about 30 minutes.
Fresh Lavender Flavor - I use twice as much lavender as typical recipes for strong aromatic floral scent and flavor. As a result, a little goes a long way so you can add flavor to your drinks, cakes, etc. without as much sugar!
Uses for Honey Lavender Syrup
Cocktails with lavender syrup are amazing like my lavender mint julep or lavender mimosas and you can add to it mocktails, too. Add to layer cakes for moisture, sweetness, and flavor or serve with buttermilk biscuits at breakfast or tea time.
Speaking of tea, this lavender syrup with honey adds just the right lavender taste to my lavender matcha lattes and lavender flavored chai latte but you can use with any of your favorite teas! Lavender Earl Grey is a great combination.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Dried Lavender buds provide the calming flowery flavor and aroma. You can use English lavender, French lavender or whatever but I recommend organic culinary grade lavender flowers.
Honey of just about any kind will work though I tend to use raw, local honey--be sure to use an unflavored honey, though.
Water thins out the honey which is what makes honey syrup usable in cold drinks. Use plain filtered water.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Colors - Note that lavender syrup is not naturally purple so if you want yours to have that color, you'll need to add dye, powdered butterfly pea flowers or something similar to the mix.
More Flavors - Feel free to add vanilla beans, chamomile, or other flavors your like to achieve a custom combination you like.
How to Make Lavender Infused Honey Syrup
Step One: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over heat until the water and honey dissolve together.
Step Two: Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat and allow to steep.
Pro Tip #1: Let the lavender continue to steep in the honey as the mixture cools for deeper flavor.
Step Three: Strain out lavender buds before using honey syrup.
Pro Tip #2: Press and squeeze the strained flowers to express as much flavored syrup as possible!
Pro Tip #3: I recommend storing your homemade lavender and honey syrup in a jar for easy access and aesthetic.
Frequently Asked Questions
While honey doesn't expire, the water in honey syrup can allow mold to grow when exposed to air. So with repeated opening and use, lavender honey syrup does have an expiration date.
Refrigerate sealed in an airtight container for one month or more.
To freeze, store in a freezer-safe container for up to six months. Because of the water, flavored honey syrup can freeze solid.
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DIY Lavender Honey Syrup
- 1 kitchen spoon
- 1 strainer
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup dried lavender flowers
- Add honey, water, and dried lavender to a small saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until honey is dissolved.
- Bring the mixture to a boil then turn off heat. Allow to steep from at least 20 minutes (the longer the better) for the lavender flavor to infuse into the syrup.
- Strain out lavender flowers and store in an airtight container.