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Butterfly Flower Pea Syrup Recipe

Changing from a vibrant blue to purple and finally to pink, this syrup gives any drink a “galaxy” like effect.
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Syrup
Keyword: butterfly flower, cocktail, color, flower, sugar and cloth, syrup
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Fine mesh strainer


  • 0.125 cup dried Butterfly Pea flowers about 50 flowers
  • 4 cup water
  • 1.5 cup granulated sugar


  • Boil water.
  • Steep Butterfly Pea flowers in boiling water for 15 minutes.
  • Strain out the flowers.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of the Butterfly Pea Flower tea to a saucepan with 1 1/2 cups sugar on medium. You can reserve the leftover tea to drink or freeze into ice cubes and crush for this drink.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and let cool.


  • Store your syrup in a jar or airtight container. It will keep in the fridge for up to a month


Serving: 1g | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 75g | Calcium: 8mg