What You Need
- 1/2 cup local honey (we use Beez Kneez Raw Clover Honey)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lavender leaves or dried lavender buds
How to Make It
Heat water in a small saucepan until hot, but not boiling. Add honey and lavender leaves (or buds), and stir until honey is completely dissolved.
Remove from heat, and let steep for one hour. Stir every fifteen minutes or so to recombine the lavender into the liquid.
Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve, and into an airtight container like a mason jar. Press down on the lavender in the fine mesh sieve to squeeze more flavor into the syrup. Discard lavender.
Use for coffee or cocktails (or whatever you please!), and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Alternatively, you can combine honey and lavender in a jar, then pour in the hot water. Seal tightly with a lid, then shake until the water and honey have combined (it will be a little foamy on top). Let the lavender steep for an hour, shaking every 15 minutes or so. Strain the syrup and discard the lavender.
- This recipe makes 1/2 cup of syrup.