Last Updated on February 3, 2023 by laurenpacek
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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!
Table of contents
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!
- A heavy-bottomed saucepan
- A wet measuring cup
- A dry measuring cup
- A whisk (I like silicone)
- A swing top bottle, for storage
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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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- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g