For this lavender syrup recipe below, fresh lavender blossoms are steeped with water and sugar on low heat to create a sweet syrup with a light floral aroma perfect for flavouring your favourite hot or cold beverages. When choosing your lavender blossoms for this recipe, use unopened buds that have not flowered completely. As I've mentioned above, look for the buds that are bright purple but still tightly wrapped. You can also use dried lavender.
Bring water and lavender to a boil. Once it starts boiling, stir in the sugar and keep stirring until fully dissolved.
Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add in honey and stir.
Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to steep for at least an hour.
Strain out the lavender and pour the mixture into a clean airtight glass container. Store it in the refrigerator. It will be good for at least a week.
The recipe makes a very sweet and thick syrup. It will yield just over 1 cup. If you would like to make more, simply double the ingredients. The lavender notes are light, but if you prefer a stronger floral note, you can always add more lavender flowers. Make it to your preference!