Sweet drink syrup flavored with the fruity aroma of milkweed flowers
Keyword: Cordial, Flower Cordial, Milkweed
7ouncesfresh milkweed flowersas deep colored as possible, remove from the stem
Heat the water until warm, but not boiling. Add the sugar and citric acid then whisk until the syrup is clear.
Cool the syrup.
Look the milkweed flowers over for walking creatures and creepy crawlies, then put into a container and pour over the cooled syrup.
Put a lid, label and date on the container and let it sit in the sunshine on a windowsill for 4 days.
After 3 days, strain the syrup, using gloves to squeeze as much liquid from the flowers as possible. Discard the flowers. Refrierate the syrup in a labeled, dated container, or bottles until needed.
If you add 50% apple cider vinegar instead of water this makes a great syrup to drizzle over strawberries and goat cheese. The end product tastes a bit like strawberries. Make sure to put it in a sunny place: the gentle warmth from the sunlight seems to help leech out the flavor like sun-tea