Vanilla Lavender Simple Syrup

Use this in lattes. Use this in cocktails (YAS KWEEN!). Use this is sugar cookies. Use this with a straw (or don't). However you make use of this delicious simple syrup, brace yourself for a delightfully sweet and refreshing treat.

So the one caveat to this recipe is that you likely do not have all the ingredients on hand. And by that I mean you probably don't have one ingredient specifically on hand - lavender buds. No worries though, they're not as exotic as they sound...Amazon's gotcha covered.

Past making this super fancy, bougie, uppety simply syrup, you can make dual use of your lavender buds by way of homemade potpourri! What's that? You want a recipe for that too? LOL...who do I look like, Martha Stewart? I ain't no Betty F***ing Homemaker...my version of "homemade potpourri" was literally pouring lavender buds in a mason jar and putting it in a corner of my living room to let dry out and forget about for a few months. If that's too peasant-like for your taste, I'll just go ahead and direct ya to my good friend, Google.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp lavender buds
  • 1 vanilla bean, split open with seeds removed (not to be discarded)

Method

  1. In a saucepan, bring the honey and the water to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and add the lavender, vanilla bean pod and vanilla bean seeds.
  3. Simmer for 25-30 minutes on low, until the mixture thickens into a syrup.
  4. Remove from heat, let cool for about 5-10 minutes and strain the simple syrup into a glass jar or bottle.
  5. Store in the fridge. Should last a few weeks!