We have a great garden here at the Hatton House, but I’ve never really had the time to experiment with the randomness that is our garden. Then someone mentioned to me that you could make simple syrup from lilacs, and make cocktails from it! What what?! So for the weekly Thirsty Thursday that we hosted, I got all excited for syrup! A quick Google search led my to Punk Domestics’ (love them) syrup page, which led me to Dabblings and Whimsey’s Lilac Martini page! (And for the record, I’m bummed I didn’t find Local Kitchen’s Forsythia Syrup until after that season.) I did, however, cook up this batch of Lilac Syrup….drinks to follow!!