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Dandelion Syrup

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I have often hoped to come across a recipe for floral drinks such as the ones found in Swedish shops (or Sweden). I just discovered dandelions do the trick very nicely. I made a syrup first, then diluted it – every bit as good as elderflower etc.  I am sure it can be used equally well for cocktails or toddies, but for now am just using it for a tall summer non-alcoholic drink.

Syrup

2 cups dandelion petals, packed tightly

2 cups of sugar

2 cups water

juice of 1 lemon

Wash the flowers and remove the petals. Cover them with water, bring to a boil for no more than a minute, then remove from heat and leave them to steep overnight.

The next morning, strain the liquid and discard the petals. Add the lemon juice and the sugar, bring to a boil and then simmer for about an hour and a half.

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Dandelion Drink

Mix one part syrup to four parts water.

Author: Hilda

I am a backyard forager who likes to share recipes using the wild edibles of our area.

2 thoughts on “Dandelion Syrup

  1. Pingback: Dandelion Gin Fizz | Along the Grapevine

  2. Oh I wonder what it tastes like but it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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