Wild Violet Simple Syrup

Can You Eat Violets?

Before you start spraying them or ripping them out and cursing them as weeds, think about this: violets are not only pretty, but like many wildflowers they are also edible flowers!  Harvest them, make a gorgeous purple violet simple syrup, and whip up a sweet spring cocktail.

Are Violets Good For You?

Violets contain a healthy dose of Vitamin C and purportedly help to promote restful sleep, ease headaches, and quiet coughs. The fresh flowers make beautiful dessert garnishes on top of cakes or cupcakes and a nutritious, as well as colorful, addition to salads.

Ingredients To Make Wild Violet Simple Syrup

1 cup fresh-picked violets, rinsed clean 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sugar (you can substitute honey or any sweetener of your choice) Club soda Vodka or gin (optional)

How To Make Wild Violet Simple Syrup

Pour the boiling water over your violets in a medium-sized bowl and let sit covered with plastic wrap overnight on the kitchen counter. The next morning, strain the liquid into a small saucepan, pressing down on the flowers with a rubber spatula to release all the liquid, and discard the violets. Add the sugar to your saucepan and bring it to a boil, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Pour your violet simple syrup into a sterilized mason jar and refrigerate until chilled.

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