These easy to make, sweet syrups will add a burst of fresh flavor to many cocktail recipes.
4 cups distilled water
1.75 cups sugar
Foraged Ingredients 2 pounds knotweed, peeled and chopped
1 cup wild blueberries
Prepare the Ingredients
Place cleaned, chopped knotweed in a saucepan
Cover with water, bring to a boil
Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes
Add blueberries and simmer another 5 minutes
Remove from heat
Strain through fine mesh strainer into a clean saucepan
Add sugar to the strained liquid
Bring sugar and liquid to a boil
Lower heat and simmer until sugar is dissovled, stirring constantly
Pour into glass jars or bottles.
Simple Wild Flower Blossom Syrup
Flowers add color and flavor to many recipes. Here's my basic simple sugar recipe which can be used for many wild and cultivated edible flowers.
Pantry Items Equal parts sugar and distilled water
Foraged Items Blossoms in amount equal to sugar and water
Prepare the ingredients
Bring sugar and distilled water to a boil, remove from the heat
Stir in three cups of loosely packed wild edibles until coated
Let mixture steep overnight.
The next morning pour the syrup through a strainer and save for later use