Lavender & vanilla syrup

Mix a dash of this fragrant syrup into your G&T and garnish with fresh lavender. For a refreshing summer drink, try it mixed with water and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Makes about 350ml

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

• 500ml sugar

• 375ml water

• 1 vanilla pod, split open (or 5ml vanilla extract)

• 10 sprigs fresh lavender

Combine all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook without stirring over medium heat for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before pouring into a pretty bottle and sealing it. It’s best to keep this fragrant syrup in the fridge.

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