violet syrup

Violet Syrup


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


  1. 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.
  2. Pour over 75 ml of boiling water, stir well to dissolve the sugar and leave to stand overnight.
  3. 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. Bottle.