You are here: Home » Recipes » Honey Syrup Honey Syrup Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 2 cups Pour half the recipe for Honey Syrup over the Greek Walnut Cake for a moist and delicious dessert. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 small lemon1 cup sugar1 cup water1 stick (2-inch) cinnamon2 whole cloves1 cup honey1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tablespoon brandy (optional) Instructions Remove the peel from the lemon, being careful to remove only the thin yellow part. Combine the lemon peel, sugar, water, cinnamon and cloves in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Cook without stirring for 25 minutes or until the mixture is syrupy and registers 230 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey. Strain into a 2-cup measuring cup. Stir in the lemon juice and brandy. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Las Vegas' Las Vegas Glitter to Gourmet (Junior League of Las Vegas, 2001).