This recipe is not our creation, it was posted online at the Soapdish Forum, and the lady that posted it wasn't sure where she had originally found it either. :) It sure is amazing though!
2c Boiling water
1 Lemon; juice of, strained
The violets you want are the wild violets that grow in many parts of the world - there are many varieties, hopefully some are accessible to you. Please choose violets that have NOT been sprayed.
Place violet petal in a deep bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Weigh down with a heavy dish to keep them submerged. Place the bowl in a draft-free place at room temperature for 24 hours. Strain violet infusion into a non-reactive bowl or pot, squeezing out juice from the violets; discard the violets.
Place sugar, lemon juice and water in a saucepan and boil into a very thick syrup, near the candy stage. Add violet infusion and bring to a rolling boil. Boil 10 minutes or until thickened. Pour into sterile bottles.
Allow to cool, then seal and refrigerate. Serve with club soda.
VARIATION: Substitute 4 cups fragrant rose petals and add 1 cinnamon stick per bottle of syrup.