Plant Wonder Collective, Recipes

Lilac Syrup

May has always been my favorite month. In the Midwest, it’s when the fields & forests begin to burst with life, offering lots of fungi & flora to forage.

It’s also when the lilacs bloom. Such a magical, yet fleeting time that urges us to slow down and be present — to stop and smell the lilacs.

Lilac syrup is a lovely way to enjoy this gorgeous flower. It’s a quick & simple to put together and is as versatile as it is lovely! Add it to spring cocktails, sparkling water, & lemonade or drizzle it over cakes.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup lilac blossoms


Pick lilac flowers off the stems and set aside. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add the lilac blossoms to the pot, give it a quick stir, and cover. Let steep for an hour or so. Then strain and rebottle.

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