Violet Syrup

A delicate, floral syrup to use as flavouring for icings or excellent as a base for jelly.

violet syrup

Violet Syrup Recipe


20g violet flowers (no stems)
150g sugar
75 ml water
squeeze of lemon juice

Put the flowers and sugar into a bowl and using a wooden spoon or pestle, mix them well, bruising the petals. Leave this for a couple of hours so the sugar starts to turn a violet colour.
Pour over 75 ml of boiling water, stir well to dissolve the sugar and leave to stand overnight.

You’ll now have a bowl of not very pretty dark violet with a hint of green liquid. Squirt in some lemon juice and it will magically turn a brilliant violet colour.


4 thoughts on “Violet Syrup

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  2. Wow, I never!! I know this is a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. What does it taste like? I guess I could chew a flower and I would get a pretty good idea:)


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