As with any plants or flowers you are harvesting, a solid ID is
important to confirm.
The Muscari syrup makes a delicious, light cordial on its own with soda water [1 TBS in a glass with ice, topped with soda water,] but also is a wonderful addition to zero-proof & craft cocktails. I'll share my recipe for the syrup, as well as a couple of drinks here, but don't limit yourself! it can be used in many ways. These are very easy recipes to make. I think you will find Muscari blossom's unique flavor to be a new favorite if you give them a try.
The bright, sunny blossoms of the forsythia are a sure sign that Spring has arrived. They provide a welcome splash of color after the long winter, & a reliable food source for early emerging bees as well. While most people are familiar with this common neighborhood harbinger of Spring, many do not realize it is a powerful herbal ally. Widely used in Chinese medicine to treat inflammatory diseases & lung ailments such as pneumonia, flu, & bronchitis, forsythia is actually one of three key ingredients in a treatment, Shuang Huang Lian, being widely used in the Chinese COVID-19 outbreak. Forsythia is also excellent for treating boils & acne, along with tightness & redness of the skin. Furthermore, those beautiful blossoms are edible & make lovely syrups, honeys, & jellies, adding an enchanting, golden hue to each! Their flavor is unique, giving you equal parts floral & herbaceous with both sweet & slightly-bitter notes -- It tastes like sunshine!
My husband & I were blessed with 2 beautiful girls. When I was diagnosed with MS, I couldn't keep up the pace working retail. We decided on a simpler life, built a cabin in the woods, & moved to mid-coast Maine