Sweet and fragrant Lilac Syrup can be used to impart lilac flavor to so many recipes! Mix it into lemonade to make Lilac Lemonade, or use it to make a Lilac-Flavored spritzer. The Lilac Syrup can be added to baked goods too!


lilac blossoms granulated sugar water orange/ lemon slice cardamom pods  blueberries

Pick fresh lilac clusters when in bloom. Four clusters yield one cup of flowers. This will also depend on the variety of lilacs, and the size of the clusters.


Using a fine-mesh strainer, rinse the flowers thoroughly to remove any dust or tiny insects.


Add lilacs, sugar, orange slices, and cardamom to a small saucepan and cover with water. Add blueberries for color.


Simmer to dissolve sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat


Allow the lilacs to infuse the syrup for 4 to 8 hours.


Press down on the flowers to extract as much syrup as possible.


Pour Lilac Syrup in a sterilized jar or bottle and keep it refrigerated.


If you don't add blueberries it will be much lighter.

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