How to Make Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

a simple syrup made from honeysuckle blooms
Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

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.

Honeysuckle Plant

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

honeysuckle blooms make syrup
Picking Off Honeysuckle Blooms

Pull off about a cup of blooms from the plant, being careful to remove any stems or leaves.

a cup of honeysuckle blooms
Honeysuckle Blooms
honeysuckle syrup
Honeysuckle Syrup Ingredients

Combine a cup of blooms with 1 cup of sugar, peels from one small orange, and 1 cup of water.

simmering ingredients for honeysuckle simple syrup
Honeysuckle Syrup Simmering

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.

honeysuckle simple syrup
Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

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.

honeysuckle simple syrup paired with peppermint tea
Honeysuckle Syrup and Peppermint Tea

I guarantee it will bring back those sweet childhood memories for you too 🙂

If you’d like to try it in Peppermint Tea like I did, here’s my recipe.

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Honeysuckle Simple Syrup

Use honeysuckle blooms from summer to create this delicious simple syrup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 10


  • 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.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love the smell of honeysuckle!! I too remember sipping it out in the yard as a child. The syrup sounds delicious!!!!

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