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We all know that lilac blossoms has a wonderful scent, but do you know what they taste like? Surprisingly enough, it’s completely different from the smell, but still marvelous. I would describe the taste like grown-up with hints of blueberries, peaches and green apple peels. But the best way to find out is of course to try for yourself.
LILAC BLOSSOM CORDIAL RECIPE
Yields 2 liters (0,5 gallons) of concentrated cordial
30 lilac blossom clusters (Syringa vulgaris)
1,5 l (6 1/3 cups) water
1,5 kg (53 oz) sugar
40 g (1,4 oz) citric acid.
- Pick flowers and remove all stems and green parts.
- Wash the lemons in warm water, scrub them with a brush and cut them into thin slices.
- Place the flowers in a large bowl and cover them with the lemon slices.
- Boil the water and then add sugar and citric acid. Stir thoroughly until completely dissolved.
- Pour the hot sugar mixture over the flowers and lemon slices. Cover the bowl with a lid or plate.
- Let cool. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for 3 days. Stir once a day.
- Strain the cordial and pour it into bottles.
The finished cordial can be stored in a refrigerator for about a month, but it lasts longer when stored in a freezer. Mix the cordial with cold water before drinking it.