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Honeysuckle and Meadowsweet Spritzer

Honeysuckle and Meadowsweet Spritzer

Farmersgirl Kitchen
A delicious floral simple syrup made with summer hedgerow foraged honeysuckle and meadowsweet flowers.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Servings 10
Calories 116 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 300 g of sugar
  • 200 ml of water
  • 200 g of mixed Honeysuckle and Meadowsweet flowers
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sparkling water or sparkling wine

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve sugar in water over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a simmer.
  • Remove as much of the stems as possible and place the flowers in a glass or ceramic bowl.
  • Pour hot syrup over top and let stand for at least 30 minutes.
  • Add the juice of a lemon.
  • Strain the mixture and discard the flowers.
  • Pour into bottles and chill in the fridge, keep in the fridge for up to one month.

To make the spritzer

  • Pour about 2 tbsp into a glass and top up with sparkling water or sparkling wine to taste.

Notes

Nutrition Information based on mixing the syrup with sparking water.
Honeysuckle and Meadowsweet syrup can also be used to macerate soft fruits such as strawberries and peaches and adds a lovely flavour or it can be poured over ice cream.
Adapted from Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 30gSodium: 1mgSugar: 30g
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