Recipe: Lavender Earl Grey Simple Syrup


Lavender Earl Grey Simple Syrup

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The term "simple syrup" refers to the 1-to-1 ratio of sugar and water. Despite the "simplicity" of the recipe, I've still seen bottled versions in the liquor store for as much as $13 for 8 ounces. Please, don't be that person who buys simple syrup. If, however, you feel so inclined to buy a simple syrup, let it be this one. Shoot me an email and I'll make some special for you, because it's delicious and if you can't be bothered to make it, you shouldn't go without.


Lavender Earl Grey Simple Syrup

Makes 16 ounces

  • 8 ounces Honey (local if you can get it)
  • 8 ounces Filtered Water
  • 4 Earl Grey Tea Bags
  • 1/4 cup Dried Lavender

Pour 8 ounces filtered water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Put dried lavender into filter bags or a tea steeper and place in hot water, along with earl grey tea bags. Steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and lavender. Add honey and stir until dissolved. Pour into bottle and refrigerate. Use within three months.