A spoonful of lavender syrup in a glass topped up with chilled white wine, drunk while looking out of a rain spattered window; this is what summer in Britain is all about. So while I pull a tartan rug over my knees and consider putting the central heating on, I’ll pour myself another glass and think about how life could only be improved by cheesy nibbles.

Lavender syrup
Makes approximately 350ml

200g caster sugar
300ml water
4 sprig fresh lavender

1 Put all the ingredients into a pan and bring slowly up to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and bring the syrup to the boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside for 15 minutes to steep.

2 Strain into sterilised jars or bottles, squeezing the lavender to get out the last drops of syrup. Store in the fridge.

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12 Responses to Lavender syrup

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Caroline Friedmann and Maunika Gowardhan, ginandcrumpets. ginandcrumpets said: New Post: Lavende syrup. Good with wine, sparkling or otherwise: […]

  2. Natalie says:

    Bursting with good ideas you are! I was wondering what else I could do with Lavender… (lemon & lavender drizzle cake is wat I usually do with it) I’m going to try it with a glass (or three) of Prosecco.

  3. Melli says:

    I like the sound of this!! 🙂

  4. Lizzie says:

    Mmmm… cheesy nibbles… I can’t help but associate lavendar with old ladies, though.

  5. What a great idea,I’ve got some Lavender in the garden,will be making this tomorrow.

  6. nice, how long does it keep for?

  7. ginandcrumpets says:

    @Natalie Lemon and lavender cake sounds lovely – may steal that idea from you.

    @msMarmitelover Inspired by a bout of elderflower syrup making and your post on kirs!

    @Lizzie True, but I will soon be an old lady so lavender suits me.

    @Northern Snippet Thanks.

    @klasuandheidi It’s best used within 3 weeks of making it. Definitely keep it in the fridge.

  8. What a great idea! I have a huge pot of lavender on my balcony and I am sure the bees are finished with it now so I MUST try this!

  9. Niamh says:

    Ooooh lovely! I have a bottle that I brought from France but I have never made it myself.

  10. Rachel says:

    Lavender syrup with gin and tonic perhaps? Or in a margharita?

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