Lavender-Mint Syrup

Southern Living
Lavender-Mint SyrupRecipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Easy Lavender-Mint Syrup will perfume your kitchen and flavor your iced tea or cocktail with fragrant lavender and mint.
Makes 2 1/2 cups


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2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon dried lavender buds


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes
Bring sugar, water, mint leaves, and dried lavender buds to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Boil 2 minutes. (Do not stir.) Remove from heat. Press through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out liquid; discard solids. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Transfer to a jar; cover and refrigerate up to 3 months.

Created date

May 2014