Wild Violet simple syrup

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I am back(for now)! Let me start out saying I love simple syrup. The ideas and flavors are endless.
Oh. My. Gosh! This recipe is SUBLIME, I used it to make lemonade and the blue syrup(sorry did not take a photo) automatically made a spectacular shade of pink.  It was a pleasant surprise. Willow kept signing “more” when I gave her, her sippy cup full of pink lemonade, I ended up giving her more than half my pink drink(it wasn’t easy).  And sadly it never occurred to me to take pictures of the final product. I consider trying to recreate the syrup but I picked all the flowers in my back yard(oh well, next spring).
What recipes do you use for simple syrup?

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Wild Violet simple Syrup Recipe
  • 1 cup lightly packed violet flowers(no stems)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup of white sugar (other kinds will change the color of the syrup, however it won’t take away the flavor)
1. Go to a field or woods or your back yard and pick these beautiful wild flowers by the stem.
2.  Pinch the petals with your fingers and pull from the stems into a cup.
3. Place the petals into a mason jar(because its heat proof).  Boil one cup of water and then carefully pour into your mason jar. Close the lid and let it sit for at least 24 hours in room temperature (it will create a BEAUTIFUL blue syrup).
4. Pour the liquid and the petals into the top of a double boiler, let it heat and then add your cup of white sugar and stir until combined.
5. Take off the double boiler and strain the syrup through a  meshed sieve to remove the flower petals. Let it cool to room temperature and place into your glass jar and store in a fridge. ENJOY!
Playlist Suggestion- I highly recommend listening to music featuring nothing but instrumental piano music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2JqF7frmMg <— here is one song I listened to while plucking the petals.


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