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crab apple blossom simple syrup

hello , dacia here popping in to share one of my latest culinary and beverage delights. i enjoy making simple syrups, and they are really really simple. its a great way to combine plant material, sugar of choice, and water to create some kind of loveliness. simply syrups can be enjoyed in cocktails and mocktails, along with baking. they bake up wonderfully in cakes and muffins, along with other things. you can make a simple syrup out of anything. i suggest experimenting. this is my latest syrup concoction. crab apple blossom and rhubarb simply syrup


i love pretty things..........flowers are like up there at the top of the list. crab apple blossoms have got to be one of my favorites. they bloom peak spring in our corner of montana, and i always make something new each year with this foraged delight.

you need to be quick with these blossoms, they are here and gone in a flash. start by collecting a few blossoms, i also clip a few twigs for indoor flower arrangements. next i ventured into the garden for some rhubarb harvesting, the nice thing about this combination is they are both peaking about the same time, they complement each other quite nicely.



crab apple blossom + rhubarb simple syrup recipe


4 cups fresh blossoms

2 cups freshly sliced rhubarb

8 cups water

3 cups sugar, or substitute


i like to use evaporated cane juice, its a good substitute for refined white sugar. i have got nothing against plain ol white sugar though, and it will work just fine with this recipe. i also think brown sugar would be nice too. anyway i bring the water to a boil, drop the rhubarb in and cook for a few minutes, then i stir in the sugar, and turn down to a low low simmer. i simmer for about 15 minutes, then drop the blossoms in. continue to simmer for about 20 more minutes, then just turn the burner off. after it is cooled, strain through a cheesecloth, bottle and store on the fridge.


so here are a few of our favorite recipes with this syrup


miss josephine's mocktail delight

lots of ice

fresh lime

fresh or frozen strawberries

blossom simple syrup to taste

sparkling water

fresh mint


rhubarb + blossom cocktail

lots of ice

fresh lime

vodka

rhubarb bitters

blossom simple syrup to taste

sparkling water

fresh basil or mint


you can make your own bitters i have blogged all about it, here is the link www.simplyjosephine.com/post/blood-orange-bitters

or you can purchase this rhubarb bitters here

www.simplyjosephine.com/product-page/rhubarb-bitters


thanks for being here, i appreciate it. please share this post on social media or with a friend. i am wishing you all a happy ending to this glorious month of may. please if you try this recipe leave a comment or email me with what you created.

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