Lilac Syrup

Simple Syrup Made With Lilac Florets
Simple Syrup Made With Lilac Florets
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4 cups Lilac florets fresh, destemmed, washed and rinsed
2 cups Granulated sugar
2 cups Water

Nutritional information

1 cup
Serving Size

Lilac Syrup


This Lilac Syrup is my new favorite kitchen secret and I am so excited to share it with you! Use it in summer cocktail mixes or as a base for a cake glaze over a vanilla sponge cake.

Herbal and infused for hours, the flavors from these beautiful florets are just something special and unique. You can also dry out some of these beautiful flowers to use as garnish when using this lilac syrup in a recipe.

To make Lilac Syrup, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Lilac Syrup

Steps to make Lilac Syrup


Boil sugar


In a saucepan over medium heat, boil 2 cups of water and stir in 2 cups of granulated sugar until completely dissolved.


Add florets


Add 4 cups of rinsed and cleaned florets and gently stir. Cover the saucepan with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.




Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the florets to steep for about 3-8 hours.




Pour the florets through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl allowing the finer drops to drip through.


Store or serve


Pour the prepared syrup into a glass jar with a tight seal. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or serve in your favorite cocktails! Enjoy!

This Lilac Syrup is so handy to keep in your fridge. What are some of your favorite ways to use it? Let us know and share some of your cocktail night pics online. Tag #cookmerecipes for us to see what you’re up to!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Total Reviews: 11
Annelise Rolloff

This was super delicious so happy I gave it a chance.

India Durecki

5 stars all the way this was super unique and tasted perfectly.

Jacquelyn Cuomo

BRO these things literally grow outside my apartment I'm totally gonna freaking try this!!


Swapped out the white cane sugar for some brown suger, turned out great.

Maryjane Jedziniak

Kinda bitter didn't like it that much but my grandma did so it'll stay for now.

Mercy Abramson

Shooketh after having this..I thought for sure it'd be bitter cause I tried a petal and didn't like it at all but this was sooo sweet.

Coraline Allrich

The syrup was not as good as the shandy but i'll take it since it's made out of flowers that I can pick around my area.

Giana Saah

Never in my life did I expect to make syrup out of flowers yet here we are!

Abbie Stinchfield

Was really easy to make and the smell is heavenly! I had this syrup with some churro waffles :)

Whitley Mcraney

My kids are obsessed with it and now whenever we go outside they pick as many of these flowers as they can hold just so I can make them the syrup for their pancakes haha, too cute honestly.


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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