This Raspberry Simple Syrup is equal parts sweet and delicious, so easy to make, and totally gorgeous. Do yourself a favor and whip some up for drinks today!
It probably goes without saying that my preferred use for simple syrup is cocktails. You can use it to quickly and easily sweeten and flavor a daiquiri, martini, margarita, etc. But don't forget that you can use simple syrup (flavored and otherwise) in mocktails, lemonades, iced and hot teas, iced and hot coffee drinks, and on and on. It's so versatile!
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's easy to make. If you can simmer some water, you can make this recipe.
It's delicious. It's sweet and full of raspberry flavor!
It is a great addition to drinks. It's a lovely addition to cocktails and mocktails.
💭 What is Raspberry Simple Syrup?
Well, we know by now that simple syrup is a syrup that's made when you combine and heat (oftentimes equal parts) of water and sugar. Simple syrup can be used to sweeten pretty much any drink that you desire. I love it for cocktails, coffees, and cold drinks.
Raspberry Simple Syrup is a plain simple syrup that's been infused with the flavor and beautiful color of fresh or frozen raspberries.
You only need to use three ingredients to make sweet, beautiful, and versatile raspberry simple syrup.
- Water: Just regular old tap water will suffice.
- Sugar: I prefer white granulated sugar in this simple syrup recipe.
- Raspberries: I like to use fresh berries, but if they aren't in season or fresh aren't available at your local grocery store for some reason, you can use an equal amount of frozen berries.
👩🏻🍳 How to make Raspberry Simple Syrup
Just as the name would suggest, making Raspberry Simple Syrup is very simple to do.
Start by adding water and sugar to a heavy-bottomed saucepan on the stove. Turn the heat up to medium and whisk until things are combined.
You'll want to whisk the soon-to-be syrup periodically while it comes up to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes before turning the heat off.
Next, you'll add your raspberries to the hot syrup and whisk everything around. The berries might start to break up a bit and that's just fine. Allow the berries to infuse the syrup for 10-15 minutes.
Last, you'll strain out the berries and pour the (now brightly colored) simple syrup into an airtight container. Once it cools completely, stash it in teh fridge. Or use it right away!
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🛠️ How to use this syrup
This syrup is a lovely addition to a wide variety of drinks!
It would be really delicious added to some lemonade, too!
❓ Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! I love to make fruit-infused simple syrups with fresh fruit when the fruit is in peak season, but you can always use frozen, too. Just use an equal amount of frozen raspberries to make this syrup.
Yes, make sure to store your prepared raspberry simple syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
About 1-2 weeks when stored properly in the fridge. You can extend the shelf life of your simple syrup by adding about ½ ounce of plain vodka to the cooled mixture.
Unfortunately, yes. If you notice any cloudiness or discoloration within the syrup, it's probably mold, and you definitely shouldn't use it. You can extend the shelf life of this simple syrup a bit by adding ½ ounce of vodka to the cooled mixture.
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Raspberry Simple Syrup
- ¾ cup water
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 6 ounces raspberries fresh or frozen
- Whisk the water and granulated sugar together in a heavy-bottomed pot. Turn the heat to medium.
- Bring the water and sugar to a simmer, whisking occasionally. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Turn the heat off and add the raspberries to the simple syrup, stirring them into the syrup.
- Allow the berries to infuse the syrup for 10-15 minutes before straining them out and storing the simple syrup in an airtight container.
- Allow the syrup to cool completely before storing it in the fridge. It will keep 1-2 weeks when stored this way.
- You can extend the shelf life of this syrup a bit by adding about half an ounce of plain vodka to the syrup
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.