Lilac Syrup & Infused Water

Lilac Syrup & Infused Water

Every year, we eagerly anticipate the enchanting aroma of lilac bushes, signalling the arrival of spring. The delicate fragrance of these blossoms has a remarkable ability to naturally soothe, relax, and uplift the spirit. Bursting with vibrant flowers and colours, lilacs grace us with their presence for a fleeting few weeks around mid-May.
For centuries, lilac flowers have been revered for their folklore remedies. Today, these exquisite blossoms, with their subtle fragrance reminiscent of roses tinged with a hint of vanilla, are ingeniously used in delightful creations such as cakes, syrups, yoghurts, and cocktails.
Let's explore some of these delectable recipes that are absolutely delicious and incredibly simple to make. Indulge in their flavours while you still can!

Lilac Syrup

Casa De Folklore - Lilac Syrup and Infused Water
1 cup lilac flowers (without leaves or stalks)
1 cup filtered water
1 cup unbleached, unrefined sugar


 In a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar, bringing them to a boil for approximately 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.

Pour the lilac flowers into the sugar water. For an added touch of colour, you may consider including a few blueberries. Stir the mixture well and let it sit overnight.

Strain the liquid through a piece of muslin, capturing the essence, and carefully pour it into a sterile bottle for storage. Remember to refrigerate the syrup once opened.

For all the cocktail enthusiasts, enhance your drink by adding ice, a splash of gin or vodka, a couple of fresh lilac flowers, and top it off with sparkling water or soda. This delightful concoction is incredibly refreshing on a warm day and provides the perfect opportunity to savour the essence of spring.

Lilac Infused Water 

Casa De Folklore lilac infused water


Lilac Flowers
Filtered Water


Place a lilac blossom into a pitcher of water and allow its essence to infuse the water for a few hours or overnight. It’s like drinking a glass of spring.

Keep a pitcher filled with lilac-infused water in the refrigerator for everyday enjoyment, and feel free to refill it using the same blossom multiple times.

With each sip, feel your anxiety melting away. Don't let this season pass you by without experiencing the delightful taste of lilac-infused water.


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