Lilac Syrup & Infused Water
1 cup lilac flowers (without leaves or stalks)
1 cup filtered water
1 cup unbleached, unrefined sugar
Mix the water and sugar together in a medium saucepan and bring to boil for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.
Pour the lilac flowers over the sugar water. If desired, add a few blueberries for colour. Stir in well and leave overnight.
Strain the liquid through a piece of muslin and pour into a sterile bottle for storage. Always refrigerate once opened.
For all you cocktail lovers out there, add ice, a splash of gin or vodka, a couple of fresh lilac flowers and top with sparkling water or soda.
Delightfully refreshing on a warm day and the perfect way to savour spring.
Lilac Infused Water
Place a lilac blossom into a pitcher of water for a few hours or overnight, allowing its essence to infuse the water. It’s like drinking a glass of spring.
Keep a pitcher full in the fridge for everyday use and don't be afraid to refill the water, using the same blossom a few times.
With each sip, anxiety melts away. Don’t let the season pass you by without trying this.