I don’t know about you, but when I see honeysuckle blooming along the side of the road, I know it’s officially summer time here in South Georgia.
I have so many fond memories from childhood of me and my cousins enjoying the sweet juice from the honeysuckle blooms on my Pepapa’s farm.
A couple of years ago, I discovered that you can actually make a simple syrup from the honeysuckle blooms. Well, of course I had to try it!
Here’s how to make Honeysuckle Simple Syrup
Pull off about a cup of blooms from the plant, being careful to remove any stems or leaves.
Combine a cup of blooms with 1 cup of sugar, peels from one small orange, and 1 cup of water.
Simmer ingredients in a small sauce pan on medium heat for a few minutes.
Remove from heat and then allow to steep for an hour.
Strain and store in a glass container in the refrigerator.
Don’t let summer slip away without trying honeysuckle simple syrup. Paired with lemonade or tea, it’s the perfect summer treat for a hot summer day.
I guarantee it will bring back those sweet childhood memories for you too 🙂
Honeysuckle Simple Syrup
- 1 cup honeysuckle blooms
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 small orange peelings
- Pick a cup of blooms off the plant, removing any stems or leaves
- In small sauce pan over medium heat, simmer all ingredients for about 3 minutes
- Remove from heat and allow to steep for one hour
- Strain and enjoy. Store in glass container in refrigerator in between uses.