Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lavender-Mint Syrup

I love lavender and I love mint.  What a perfect combination for a syrup.   A perfect syrup to flavor, tea, lemonade, seltzer water  - endless possibilities.

In this recipe, you need 1 cup of mint leaves.  I used a combination of sweet mint and chocolate mint from my garden.  You can use whatever mint you have available - the syrup will be delicious.  Next I  got some lavender from the spice cabinet and put the lavender and mint in a saucepan with equal parts of water and sugar.  The mixture was brought to a boil and then boiled for two minutes.  Remove from the stove, strain and let the syrup cool.

I flavored a glass of white iced tea with the syrup.  It was delicious.  The syrup definitely kicked the flavor of the tea up several notches.  Later in the evening, I used it in some herbal tea and again I enjoyed a wonderful tasting cup of tea.

Lavender-Mint Syrup
From  My Recipes

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

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.

1 comment:

  1. I made mint syrup before, but never thought of this combo with lavender..a fantastic idea, Geraldine.