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Lavender Simple Syrup

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1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lavender flowers
1 ounce vodka (optional)


Combine the water, sugar and lavender flowers in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring, to dissolve the sugar. Turn off the heat and let cool. 

Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a Mason jar. Add the vodka if you’d like to preserve the syrup for long-term use. Seal and refrigerate. The vodka-free syrup is good for up to three weeks.

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