Cherry Blossom Syrup Recipe: Simple And Refreshing

Cherry blossom syrup is a delicate and delightful concoction that captures the essence of springtime in a bottle. Made from the delicate petals of cherry blossoms, this syrup adds a subtle floral sweetness to a variety of dishes and beverages.

Whether drizzled over pancakes, mixed into cocktails, or stirred into yogurt, cherry blossom syrup is a unique and elegant way to infuse your culinary creations with the beauty of nature.

With its pale pink hue and enchanting aroma, this syrup is a perfect way to celebrate the fleeting beauty of cherry blossoms.

Cherry Blossom Syrup Recipe:


  • 1 cup cherry blossoms (make sure they are clean and pesticide-free)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional, for a hint of acidity)
Cherry Blossom Syrup Recipe
Cherry Blossom Syrup Recipe


Prepare the Cherry Blossoms:

Gently rinse the cherry blossoms to remove any dirt or debris. You can also gently shake them to remove excess water.

Create the Infusion:

In a saucepan, combine the water and cherry blossoms.

Place the saucepan over low heat and let the mixture simmer gently. Avoid boiling, as this could damage the delicate flavors of the blossoms.

Allow the blossoms to steep in the water for about 15-20 minutes, or until the water takes on a pale pink hue and the blossoms have imparted their flavor.

Strain the Mixture:

Carefully strain the infused water through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove the cherry blossoms. Press gently to extract any remaining liquid.

Cooking the Syrup:

Return the strained liquid to the saucepan and place it over low to medium heat.

Gradually add the granulated sugar, stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved.

If using lemon juice, add it to the mixture for a touch of brightness.

Reduce and Thicken:

Allow the mixture to simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by about half and reaches a syrup-like consistency. This usually takes around 20-30 minutes.

Cool and Store:

Once the syrup has thickened, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.

Pour the cooled syrup into a clean and sterilized glass bottle or jar. Seal it tightly.


Use the cherry blossom syrup to enhance a variety of dishes and beverages. Drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, or ice cream. Mix it into cocktails, lemonades, or teas. Get creative and experiment with different culinary applications.

Note: The recipe yield and cooking times may vary based on factors such as the concentration of cherry blossoms and personal preferences for syrup thickness.

Enjoy the enchanting flavor and aroma of cherry blossoms with this homemade syrup. Remember that this syrup is not only a culinary delight but also a celebration of the beauty and transience of nature’s wonders.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutritional information may vary based on the specific recipe and the number of cherry blossoms used.

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

NutrientAmount Per Serving
CaloriesX kcal
Total FatX g
Saturated FatX g
Trans FatX g
CholesterolX mg
SodiumX mg
Total CarbohydratesX g
Dietary FiberX g
SugarsX g
ProteinX g
Vitamin DX IU
CalciumX mg
IronX mg
PotassiumX mg

Note: The nutrition facts are approximate and will depend on the specific recipe and ingredients used.