Raspberry Syrup is a delicious simple syrup recipe that once you learn how to make you will realize how versatile it is.
Simply raspberry infused simple syrup with a little lemon. A naturally colored bright pink sweetener that can be used for so many things!
What is simple syrup?
Classic simple syrup is a saturated solution of only sugar and water. Also called bar syrup, commonly used in cocktails, is one to one ratio of sugar to water.
But simple syrup is so versatile! Flavor it with any mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices you’d like. Lavender, mint, cinnamon, vanilla bean, citrus like lemon or lime, ginger, berries, etc all make great additions to simple syrup. Or any combination of fruit and spices for delicious flavor and beautiful natural color. Like this bright pink raspberry syrup!
- Raspberries – fresh or frozen. If substituting frozen berries reduce the amount of water slightly.
- Granulated sugar – or you can substitute organic cane sugar or brown sugar for the white sugar in simple syrup for richer flavor and color.
Step by step instructions
- Simmer fresh berries, and equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan until berries are soft.
- Strain to remove solids. Cool.
- Store covered and refrigerated.
- Use and enjoy!
How to use
Simple syrup is commonly used for cocktails and is also drizzled over cakes before frosting. You can even use raspberry simple syrup for coffee as a delicious flavorful sweetener for coffee and tea, both hot and iced.
Use Raspberry Syrup to make the frothy pink Easter mocktail The Peter Cottontail. Make natural raspberry flavored slushies and snow cones, drizzle raspberry syrup over waffles and more!
How to store
Stored covered in the refrigerator this beautiful pink syrup can be made up to 7 days in advance. Classic simple syrup can be stored at room temperature and lasts for up to 30 days. But fruit infused syrup reduces the the shelf life of simple syrup to only 7 days.
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- In a small saucepan bring all ingredients to a simmer.
- Simmer until sugar is dissolved, berries are soft and juices have been released, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let steep while cooling slightly. Then pour through fine mesh strainer into a jar or syrup dispenser and continue cooling to room temperature.
- Store refrigerated and use within 7 days.