Place ½ cup water in a pot and add ½ cup sugar. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve.
Add 1 tablespoon of dried lavender flowers, leaving the pot to a boil for just 1 additional minute. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
Strain the lavender buds from the syrup and place the syrup in a glass jar.
Once cooled, cover with lid and refrigerate. This syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Avoid adding too much lavender to the syrup. Too much will lead to a more bitter taste. 1 tablespoon (+/- 1 tsp) is enough to add a delicate flavor without being bitter. Syrup can be added alone to coffee or can be used to make a delicious lavender latte. You can even use this in place of regular simple syrup for a fun cocktail!