Cocktail Revamps

Cocktail Recipe Staples: Knotweed+Wild Flower Syrups

                                   Raise the flavor profile of your craft cocktails with fresh, wild edible syrups

                                   Raise the flavor profile of your craft cocktails with fresh, wild edible syrups

These easy to make, sweet syrups will add a burst of fresh flavor to many cocktail recipes.

Pantry Items                                                                                                                                      
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