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Easy recipe for canning lilac simple syrup for cocktails, flavored iced tea, flavoring kombucha, and more. Easy canning recipe for beginners.

Lilac Syrup Canning Recipe

Easy recipe for canning lilac simple syrup for cocktails, flavored iced tea, flavoring kombucha, and more. Easy canning recipe for beginners.

Course Drinks

Ingredients

  • 10 cups sugar
  • 10 cups water
  • 6-8 cups lilac flowers

Instructions

  1. Place sugar and water in a large stock pot. Simmer sugar and water mixture until sugar dissolves. Turn off heat.

  2. Gently remove the lilac flowers from the stems and rinse in a colander like this one to remove any dirt and insects. Place the rinsed lilac flowers in the stock pot. Stir. Let the flowers sit in the dissolved sugar mixture for a couple of hours so that the mixture will absorb the flavor of the flowers.

  3. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh sieve or strainer to remove the flowers from the liquid. Heat liquid up again, until just simmering. Pour the liquid into sterilized pint sized canning jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. You can easily measure the head space with this inexpensive canning funnel.

  4. Wipe rims of jars with a damp paper towel or dish towel and place sterilized lids and rings on jars.

  5. Place jars in a boiling water canner and make sure you have 1 inch of water above the tops of the jars. Add additional water if necessary. Bring water to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove jars from canner and place jars on a towel on the kitchen counter to cool. Lids will make a pinging noise when they seal. If in a couple of hours the lid isn't flat and sealed, then place the jar(s) in the refrigerator to use in the next couple of weeks. Sealed jars can be stored in a cool dark place for 1-2 years.