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4blackberriesfresh or frozen
Combine the water, sugar, lilac flowers and blackberries.
Bring to a boil and completely dissolve the sugar.
Turn off the heat and allow to steep and cool completely.
Strain the syrup, removing the flowers and the blackberries.
Store in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Lilac color in the simple syrup The natural color of lilacs, when boiled is a pale yellow. But with the addition of a few black berries, fresh or frozen, the lovely lilac color to the syrup. If you don't have black berries on hand, a drop or two of food coloring will work as well but I was going very all natural for this recipe. The lilac syrup is just as good if you don't add any color. But when we eat and drink with our eyes first, I add the purple color to the syrup to call it out as lilac syrup.