Lavender Simple Syrup (a litha activity)

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Stormy Stewart

By
@karlyn255

So what's a girl to do with a bag of lavender that's never been touched by
chemicals? Lavender syrup, that's what!


A dash of this to your lemonade (and a few fresh sprigs thrown in just to pretty it up!) gives you an amazing and refreshing drink on a hot summer's day
- and it's easy as pie to make! All you need is sugar, water and dried (food grade) lavender.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
a lot
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 c
    dried lavender buds
  • 1 dash(es)
    sugar
  • 1 c
    water

How to Make Lavender Simple Syrup (a litha activity)

Step-by-Step

  1. put everything in a small pot.
    Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. When the pot starts to boil, turn down the heat and allow the mix to simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Strain.
  3. This creates a very sweet, very lavender tasting syrup with a beautiful lavender color!
  4. Store in the refrigerator. Add a teaspoon or two to lemonade to create a delicious lavender flavored lemonade.
    Add a few fresh sprigs of lavender to gussy it up!

    Store lavender syrup in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
  5. Other ideas for using lavender syrup:

    * Drizzle a bit over fresh berries
    * Add a splash to the bottom of a glass before filling with sparkling wine for a special treat.
    * Use instead of maple syrup on pancakes or waffles
    * Add to your favorite vanilla ice cream recipe before putting in the ice cream freezer.
    * Use to sweeten hot or cold tea
    * Lavender syrup is said to be great in treating symptoms of the common cold.
    * Jar it up, add a printed label and give it as gifts!
    * Leave a bit out as an offering to the fae.

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About Lavender Simple Syrup (a litha activity)

Course/Dish: Other Drinks, Other Sauces
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Lavender




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