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How to Make Flavored Syrups with Flowers

How To Make Flavored Syrups

Flowers look good, smell good, and even taste good. Is there anything they cannot do? Whether you are looking to elevate the flavor of a cocktail or make some special and unique baked goods, adding a floral flavor is the way to do it. No matter the occasion, your loved ones will feel like they’re at a tea party fit for the Queen of England.

An easy way to add a floral flavor to any recipe is with floral flavored syrups. You don’t have to have any laying around as long as you know how to make flavored syrups. Making flavored syrups is simple, you don’t even need a lot of ingredients. Try one of the recipes below if you want to know how to make flavored syrups with flowers!

 

Rose Petal Syrup

A nice hint of rose petal syrup will make any recipe more elegant, whether you want to spice up your vodka tonic or stir it into your whipped cream. Plus, roses are one of the most romantic flowers out there, so they will set the mood at your dinner table on date night with your honey.

Ingredients Needed

  • Five pesticide free roses
  • 4 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 5 cups water

Directions

  1. Remove the rose petals from the stems. Discard the stems.
  2. To clean the petals, swirl them gently in a bowl of cold water. Make sure whenever you are going to be cooking with flowers that you bought them pesticide free so they are safe to eat. Drain the water and dry the petals gently with a paper towel.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, rose petals, and sugar to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the rose petals steep for one hour, covered.
  4. Strain the rose petals into a jar or seal tight container. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before covering and refrigerating until you are ready to use it.

 

Hibiscus Lemongrass Syrup

Talk about a refreshing flavor! Add this floral flavored syrup to any cocktail and you will feel like you are laying in the sun at the beach on an island.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light honey
  • 4 Tbsp dried hibiscus flowers or 2 Tbsp hibiscus tea blend
  • 2 Tbsp sliced lemongrass root

Directions

  1. Combine the water, honey, hibiscus, and lemongrass root in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer for five to seven minutes, stirring it occasionally.
  3. Strain the mixture into a jar or air tight container. Let it cool to room temperature before you cover it and store the syrup in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

 

Lavender Syrup

Adding lavender floral flavored syrup to almost any recipe will make it better. Whether it’s lemonade or maybe a cake, the sweet taste of lavender will have anyone chilling out hardcore.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light honey
  • 4-5 tbsp dried lavender buds

Directions

  1. Combine the water, honey, and dried lavender buds in a medium sized saucepan and heat to a low simmer.
  2. Let the mixture simmer for five to seven minutes, stirring it occasionally.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the petals out of the mixture and into a jar or air tight container. Let it cool until it is room temperature before you seal it. Store in the fridge until you are ready to use it!

 

Violet Syrup

Violets will add the flavor of springtime to any recipe! If you make this floral flavored syrup you can make the violets last year long. Bring springtime to all your favorite recipes and brighten up any cold and chilly day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup violet flowers (lightly packed, no stems)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Remove the violets from their stems and calyx. The calyx is the green bit right below the stem.
  2. Combine the violets, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring this to a boil. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Strain the mixture into a jar or air tight container let it cool until it’s room temperature. Cover the container and store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it.

 

Flowers add the perfect, refreshing touch to any drink or dessert. Although our farm-fresh blooms aren’t recommended for cooking or baking purposes, we think they’ll add that much-needed wow factor to any table setup!

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