Violet Simple Syrup

violet simple syrup

Don’t be surprised by the color of this simple syrup — it will be dark green. However, when you mix it with a liquid, it will become a delicate shade of violet, with a subtle woodsy essence. Try mixing it with a sparkling white wine or in our cocktail La Violette.

1/2 cup clean violet petals

3/4 cup water

1/3 cup granulated sugar

Put all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer very gently, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool and remove petals. Can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Published on April 11, 2014 at 10:33 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. […] simple syrups are, of course, wildly easy to make, and our Violet Simple Syrup is no exception. The color will be a deep green, but, when added to liquid, it will become a […]

  2. This sounds lovely. Can you give some ideas of how to use it, thank you.

    • Sure, you can mix it with chilled club soda for a homemade soda, use it in a cocktail (such as our La Violette, the link is above), or just about anything else – like drizzled over really good vanilla ice cream and garnished with candied violets! Enjoy!

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