Simple Syrup Recipe: Lavender Simple Syrup

April 9, 2012 in Food Crafts by

Originally published at Glue and Glitter

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We had a baby shower for one of my favorite couples last weekend, and I whipped up this lavender simple syrup for one of the mocktail recipes that we served there.

When I’m planning a party, one of my favorite little touches is coming up with a signature cocktail that guests can mix up themselves. My friends have so much fun putting together those fancy cocktails, and I love coming up with fun combinations that people can make.

Since one of our guests of honor is obviously not able to have cocktails, we knew that that a mocktail bar was in order! We set up the ingredients with two recipe suggestions (you can download a pdf of the drink recipes here). The ingredients you’ll need to make both drinks are:

  • lavender syrup (recipe below)
  • ginger syrup (Martha Stewart has a recipe for ginger syrup that looks perfect)
  • lemonade
  • fresh mint
  • chai tea, brewed and chilled
  • cranberry juice

My friend Kip made ginger syrup, and I was in charge of lavender. Here’s how I made it!

Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1c water
  • 1c organic sugar
  • 1T dried lavender – I got mine at the bulk section of our local co-op. You might also be able to find it in the spice aisle

Directions

1. Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan on low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until all of the sugar dissolves.

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2. Spoon the lavender into a heat-resistant jar, pour the syrup over it, then give the jar a good shake. Let it cool completely, then pour it through a strainer into a squirty bottle or something with a spour for pouring.

Have you guys made any fancy mocktails? It was so fun mixing up juices and syrups into special drinks for the momma-to-be!

 

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