The mint in our garden is going wild, so I decided to make some mint simple syrup. As I was making it, I was looking out of our kitchen window and saw the lavender in full bloom and had the idea to make some lavender simple syrup as well! I am so glad I did. I put down below how I made the syrup. You can really use anything, I’ve done mint and lavender. I have some rosemary in the garden, that may be my next herb to try.
Lavender Simple Syrup
- Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar and about a tablespoon of lavender blossoms.
- Heat on the stove until it’s boiling and stir. The sugar should be dissolved and the burner can be turned off.
- Let the mixture sit on the burner for 30 minutes.
- Pour into a container and store in the refrigerator for a week (if it lasts that long!).
When I make mint simple syrup, I load up on mint. For two reasons, we have so much mint and I like really strong flavored syrup.
I’ve been using the lavender simple syrup for Lavendar Lattes all week, I’m talking twice a day. It tastes so good, I crave a second one in the afternoon. Thankfully, I have decaf espresso so I’m still able to sleep at night. I just pour it in as I would any flavored syrup, no measuring, just eyeballing the amount I want.
If I make the rosemary simple syrup, I’ll let you know if I recommend it.