Hummingbird Nectar

Total Time
11mins
Prep
1 min
Cook
10 mins

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)

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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.