Honeysuckle Syrup is a sweet, floral-flavored syrup made by infusing simple syrup with honeysuckle flowers. It can be used in a variety of ways to add a subtle sweetness and unique flavor to your cooking and baking. It’s great as a sweetener in drinks such as iced tea, lemonade or soda, and can also be used as a glaze for meats, or as a drizzle over desserts like ice cream, pancakes, and waffles. It can also be added to salad dressings and marinades for a subtle sweet and floral touch. The syrup can also be used to make honeysuckle jelly, honeysuckle sorbet or honeysuckle ice cream. The uses are endless, and the syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks. It’s a great way to enjoy the taste of spring all year round.
Homemade syrup is so easy to make! It has a light, sweet flavor, and if you’re familiar with sucking the nectar from the base of a honeysuckle flower, you’ll definitely notice that familiar flavor in your finished syrup. Syrups can be made in a variety of ways, but today’s recipe is for a basic syrup that uses sugar. Feel free to substitute honey, a sugar-free alternative, or even food-grade vegetable glycerin in place of the sugar if you want to avoid it.
Health Benefits of Honeysuckle Syrup
Honeysuckle syrup is used for digestive disorders including pain and swelling (inflammation) of the small intestine (enteritis) and dysentery; upper respiratory tract infections including colds, influenza, swine flu, and pneumonia; other viral and bacterial infections; swelling of the brain (encephalitis); fever; boils; and sores. Honeysuckle is also used for urinary disorders, headache, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer. Some people use it to promote sweating, as a laxative, to counteract poisoning, and for birth control. Honeysuckle is sometimes applied to the skin for inflammation and itching, and to kill germs.Print
This recipe for Honeysuckle Simple Syrup uses foraged wild honeysuckle in a sweet simple syrup that is perfect for cocktails, iced tea, lemonade, and more!
- Prep Time: 1:00
- Cook Time: :10
- Total Time: 1:10
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- About 50 honeysuckle flowers
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and honeysuckle flowers.
- Using medium to high heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Strain out honeysuckle flowers and pour syrup into a jar.
Stores up to a month in the refrigerator. You can freeze syrup in an ice cube tray to prolong storage time.
Keywords: Honeysuckle Syrup