Buddha’s Hand Syrup

This bizarre looking fruit makes the perfect citrus kick for a syrup. This fruit smells like a yellow starburst and it looks like a sea creature but if you’re willing to experiment, some good things can come of it.


2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1 cup grated Buddha’s Hand

1 tsp cloves

Combine sugar and water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. This is your simple syrup. Reduce heat to a summer and add grated Buddha’s hand and cloves. Add more of the fruit or cloves to enhance flavor. Let simmer for 20-30 mins.  Use a strainer to separate liquid from fruit. Use a swing top or other storage container to keep your syrup. Store in the fridge.

This syrup can be a refreshing addition to a cold drink- just mix with ice and tonic water or other fizzy concoction. Or you can use it in a cocktail, as we’ll have the Hog put something together for you in our next cocktail post.

Have you ever used Buddha’s hand before?



    1. ‘Tis. Would like to discover some other ways to use it! Or maybe I’ll just stick it in my sleeve and touch people with it.

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