FRESH! Mint and Lavender Simple Syrup

The Halifax Food Bloggers (find us on Facebook or Pinterest!) are doing a monthly “challenge,” whereby we all make or sample some foods based on a theme and then blog about it.

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This month’s theme is FRESH!

I couldn’t think of anything fresher than mint.  Which is pretty darn fresh.  So, I guess I hit that nail on the head, no?

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I also recently picked up some culinary lavender from my local Farmer’s Market, along with a bag of fresh (fresh!) mint, so I decided to make this simple syrup.  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it with tonic water in a tasty, refreshing (fresh again!  get it?) drink as spring springs outside my windows.

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Here’s what you need:

2 cups water

2 cups white sugar

1/4 cup dried lavender flowers

1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn

Here’s what you do:

Combine all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat.  Stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved – this takes about 2 minutes.  Don’t let the mixture boil!

Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool before using a strainer and/or cheesecloth to strain out the lavender flowers and mint.

Serve mixed with sparkling water, over ice cream, as pancake syrup…the list of possibilities is endless!

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Recipe courtesy of http://seasonsfromscratch.blogspot.ca/2012/04/lavender-flower-and-mint-simple-syrup.html

7 comments on “FRESH! Mint and Lavender Simple Syrup

  1. In addition to making this recipe using dried lavender buds (as shown in the photos), you can also use fresh lavender flowers. The advantage of using fresh flowers is the syrup will have a deeper (burgundy) colour.

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