Lilac Blossom Cordial Recipe

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Lilac Cordial Recipe |

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.


Yields 2 liters (0,5 gallons) of concentrated cordial


30 lilac blossom clusters (Syringa vulgaris)
1 lemon
1,5 l (6 1/3 cups) water
1,5 kg (53 oz) sugar
40 g (1,4 oz) citric acid.

How to:

  1. Pick flowers and remove all stems and green parts.
  2. Wash the lemons in warm water, scrub them with a brush and cut them into thin slices.
  3. Place the flowers in a large bowl and cover them with the lemon slices.
  4. Boil the water and then add sugar and citric acid. Stir thoroughly until completely dissolved.
  5. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the flowers and lemon slices. Cover the bowl with a lid or plate.
  6. Let cool. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for 3 days. Stir once a day.
  7. 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.


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