Hummingbird Nectar

READY IN: 11mins
Recipe by gingerkitten D

This is my little hummingbird friend's favorite nectar. I know some people don't add the coloring, but my little hummer refuses to drink unless it is red. If you have a less picky humminbird then you don't need to bother with the coloring. I have heard conflicting informations from "experts" regarding the use of food color. If your hummingbird doesn't object...leave it out...mine does object and hasn't had problems so I use it. Luckily I live in Florida and can enjoy seeing hummingbirds all year long! :o)

Top Review by pfoenix50

This is the standard ratio for homemade nectar, but be advised red food coloring is unnecessary and can be harmful to our tiny feathered friends

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 -5 drops red food coloring (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Allow sugar to dissolve and remove from heat.
  3. Let the nectar cool and then pour into your feeder.
  4. Store remaining nectar in the refrigerator.

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