The instantly recognizable bright-yellow flowers of the dandelion can be harvested later to make a good old-fashioned cordial.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2008

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Credit: Marcus Nilsson

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
Makes 4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove zest from lemon, and cut into matchstick-size strips. Reserve lemon for another use.

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  • Bring water and blossoms to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing solids. Discard blossoms.

  • Add sugar. Stir to dissolve, returning to pan and warming over low heat if necessary. Add lemon zest and vodka. Pour into a resealable jar, and seal tightly.

  • Serve cold, stirring well just before pouring.

Cook's Notes

Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, stirring or shaking every few days.

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