Did you know lilacs are edible?
What kind of a person would eat them?
well, I would drink them anyways.
Maybe a splash of gin, some tonic water,
a splash of honey and some lilac simple syrup.
It's called survival!
I talk the talk but can I walk the walk?
Probably not after a few of the above,
but I did try some with soda water, and it was lilac tasty.
Lilac Simple Syrup
2 Cups lilac buds
2 Cups of water
2 Cups of sugar
1/2 tsp citric acid or lemon juice
a few blueberries for color, or food coloring
|Throw the buds in a pot....|
|with some water and sugar.....|
|I threw in a dozen blueberries for color.|
|Gently boil for about 20 minutes and add the citric acid. Careful cuz it foams up when you add the acid!|
|And strain into a jar. I keep this jar in the refrigerator.|
|A splash of lilac simple syrup to soda water, makes for a refreshing drink|
It's so hard to let go of lilacs this year....I felt the need to save a bit of spring for next winter. Tomorrow I will be picking a huge batch and will water bath sterilized filled canning jars of lilac simple syrup for 45 minutes.......
And here it is, tomorrow!
If it's a long, cold winter,
me and "lilac gin drink" will stay
nice and warm cuz I'm really stocked up!