Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

Work is getting harder and harder to focus on now that it’s SUNNY outside. Is anyone else having that problem? I believe I have a serious case of spring fever. By the time noon rolls around all I want to do is jump in my beetle, drop the top and go joy riding.  Back roads, cow pastures (“If I’m gonna hit a traffic jam, well it better be a tractor man”)  blue skies, hair in the wind equals happiness. Thank goodness I get good gas mileage because this is my most every afternoon lately. I also now am sporting quite the farmer’s tan. Be jealous. It’s hawt. LOL.

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

While I was be-bopping down the back roads last week, the smell of honeysuckle wafted through the air and was so intoxicating it had my mind swirling with ideas. Drinks flavored with a honeysuckle simple syrup sounded divine. As soon as I got home, I put on my boots (you never know what will be on the ground out there and slithering things freak me out which should tell you I was on a mission to get these honeysuckle) went into the woods behind my house and collected a basketful of honeysuckle flowers. I couldn’t help myself but to enjoy a few on the walk back. It’s hard to be unhappy when you’re eating honeysuckles. Go ahead and try.

Honeysuckle Simple Syrup
A simple syrup is just that, simple. If you can bring something to a boil you can make simple syrup. The hardest part will be deciding what to mix up first with your new concoction. We’ve got a Watermelon Honeysuckle Cocktail (can also be made as a mocktail for the littles) coming your way later this week. It is the first of many sweet summer libations. Cheers.

Baci!
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Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup honeysuckle flowers

What To Do:

  1. Into a sauce pan bring sugar and water to boil. Whisk to combine.
  2. Remove from heat. Add flowers. Once mixture is room temperature transfer syrup to a glass container and seal. Refrigerate.
  3. Strain flowers prior to using.
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24 Comments

  1. 1

    Wow, this sounds perfect for late spring cocktails!

  2. 2

    do you use this for a tea or what? sounds interesting

    • 2.1

      I used it to make a Watermelon Honeysuckle Cocktail that I’ll be posting later this week. I think it would be fantastic mixed with tea.

  3. 3

    I can’t wait to find some honeysuckle and make this syrup, it looks amazing!!!

  4. 4

    Love this syrup, Paula. Can’t wait to see that cocktail. Reminds me of summer!

  5. 5

    What do you normally use this in?? I’d love to try it!

  6. 6

    Honeysuckle syrup sounds awesome, such a fresh and unique flavor! I’ll have to try this sometime–I bet it would make a great soak for a cake. :)

  7. 7

    How cool!!! I love the honeysuckle instead of rose hips. Very smart!

  8. 8

    Oh Paula, I bet your farmers tan is super hot! ;) haha. But oh I just am in love with this! I have tons of childhood memories of finding and eating honeysuckles! I bet this makes some of the BEST drinks!

  9. 9

    We have honeysuckle in bloom right now so I will be trying it this week! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  10. 10

    Paula, if I see that little beetle coming at me with blond hair blowing, I’ll know to pull over and make way for you :) Scott and I walk every morning and at the end of our street when we turn the corner, suddenly a blast of honeysuckle fragrance hits us broadside. It’s so wonderful. What a great idea to capture it in a simple syrup. It’s so pretty too!

  11. 11

    OMG what an AMAZING idea!

    I’d love some cocktail ideas for it :)

  12. 12

    We have a TON o’ honeysuckle in the woods behind our house! Now I wanna pick it!!

  13. 13

    Absolutely yes yes yes. Spring fever/summer fever/I need to escape fever hits big time. And also, I LOVE this recipe! Honeysuckles remind me so much of being a kid, this is perfect!

  14. 14

    Shut up, Shut up, shut up!!!! My favorite smell in the world (besides a brand new baby) is the intoxicating smell of honeysuckles! Last summer I was trying to figure out how to cook with them! YOU ARE A GENIUS!!
    THIS is the most exciting post I have seen all year…anywhere! Oh and swing by and pick me up one of these days…Bucks County PA in the Spring is gorgeous and I have yet to ever ride in a Bug!

  15. 15

    I’ve got a honeysuckle bush growing in my garden and I’ve never done anything with it. Now I know exactly what I’m going to do!! I cannot wait for it to start blooming and for that cocktail recipe that’s coming. Perfection!

  16. 16

    Yes, 1000 times YES to this syrup! Of all the things I love about Spring and early summer, honeysuckle is number 1-99 on the list.

  17. 17

    What an incredible idea! I love honeysuckle and it grows like crazy around here. I can’t wait to have some of this in my next glass of tea!

  18. 18
    Jen Thames /

    How long does it keep? Thanks!

  19. 19
    Robin /

    What an incredible idea!! I love floral flavors, and right now, my town is *covered* in honeysuckle. The smell is just intoxicating – I can’t wait to go out and pick some!

  20. 20

    Mmmm, I can almost smell the honeysuckle through the screen! I could do so much with this syrup!

  21. 21

    Gorgeous! Now I need to be bop down a road and find me some honeysuckle!

  22. 22

    And I thought I had tried it all putting honeysuckle into almost everything I make! What a great idea! Thanks for the idea! I bet it tastes divine!

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