Lilac Martini

April 27, 2011

Author Notes: I was out picking lilacs for my bedside table and found myself wondering what I could make with lilacs. I made a lilac simple syrup and the next thought I had was for this lilac martini. Break out the glasses and come celebrate spring.Dabblings

Makes: 1 cocktail


Lilac Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh lilac blossoms

Lilac Martini

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2-2 ounces lilac simple syrup
In This Recipe


Lilac Simple Syrup

  1. Combine the water and the sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to disolve the sugar.
  2. Reduce the heat and add the fresh lilac blossoms. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the syrup into a container. This can be saved in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Lilac Martini

  1. Fill a martini shaker with ice.
  2. Add vodka and lilac simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake it like you mean it.
  4. Pour martini into a glass. Garnish with freah lilac blossoms. Serve immediatly. Cheers!

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Sagegreen May 23, 2011
Love! I am going to make this.
Author Comment
Dabblings April 28, 2011
Thanks! It really is good. I think it would also be good if you used the lilac syrup to make lemonade. Then the kiddos could have some too. I just havn't gotten to that yet. I was going to give it a go today.
mrslarkin April 27, 2011
how exciting!!! I didn't know either! Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Sadassa_Ulna April 27, 2011
I had no idea lilacs were edible, this is awesome! I make lavender or rosemary simple syrups and I have lilacs that just starting blooming today . . . thank you for sharing this!
hardlikearmour April 27, 2011
Love this! I'm a big fan of floral flavors. I bet this syrup would go beautifully with Aviation Gin, too. (A not so ginny gin made with a combo of juniper, lavender, cardamom, coriander, orange peel, sassafras, and anise.)
Author Comment
Dabblings May 23, 2011
That sounds really interesting. I'll have to look into that. <br />