Legolas being pretty in Lothlorien because of reasons
You will need:
The juice of one lemon
3 tbsp of violet syrup
1 tbsp of simple sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water, boiled until the sugar is dissolved and cooled to room temperature)
½ cup of cold water
Lots of ice
Before school ended I tried my hand at making violet syrup based on Sarah Lawless’ recipe.
After handpicking violets for hours into the jar, I filled it most of the way with water then added a couple splashes of vodka. I let it sit for 48 hours, shaking it a few times each day, and it infused into a gorgeous purple hue easily. Too much alcohol will bleach the flowers instead, so be careful to follow Sarah’s instructions. I found much better results picking off most of the sepals and stem-stubs before infusing (contrary to the first two photos, above). The next few steps were to strain, bring it to a boil and add equal parts sugar, strain again after the sugar had melted and the syrup cooled, then refrigerate!
What a fun spring experiment. Thank you Sarah Lawless!