Raspberry simple syrup for drinks is an easy 3 ingredient recipe that will have you making flavored cocktails and coffee shop style coffee right at home. Simple and so delicious!
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One of my very favorite flavors is raspberry.
I love me some raspberries in my morning yogurt, on top of cheesecake, and obviously in my cocktails.
Hello pretty pink drinks.
And because I enjoy raspberry cocktails and raspberry coffee drinks you can bet your bottom dollar I’ve gotten really good at making raspberry simple syrup.
It is the key to raspberry flavor.
And simple syrup really is simple!
This fruit infused simple syrup needs only 3 ingredients and a simple no chop prep and boom fruity goodness is yours!
Ingredients and Kitchen Supplies
You only need 3 ingredients to make this:
- Sugar– Granulated not any other kind
- Raspberries– Fresh or frozen will work just fine
Kitchen supplies you need are also basic and include:
How to Make
1. Dissolve the sugar.
Add the sugar and water to a saucepan set on medium heat. Whisk it together until it dissolves.
2. Add the raspberries.
Add the raspberries to the pot with the sugar water. Bring it to a simmer and let it continue simmering until the raspberries break apart. Stir with a sturdy spoon, pressing the raspberries to help break them up.
Once the raspberries all break apart, remove the the pot from the heat. Pour the mixture over a mesh strainer set over a jar or container. Gently press against the raspberry pulp remaining the strainer to get all the liquid from the the berries. Discard the berries.
Put the lid on the jar or container and refrigerate it until the raspberry simple syrup is chilled. Use it in your favorite drinks and enjoy!
How to Use Raspberry Simple Syrup
You can use raspberry simple syrup for drinks, mocktails, to flavor coffee, or even add some extra moisture or flavor to a cake by spooning it out over top of a baked, unfrosted layer of cake and letting it seep in.
In fact, using it on store bought cake mix cakes will make the resulting cake extra moist and flavorful!
How long does raspberry simple syrup last?
It will keep in a sealed jar or air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
What is raspberry simple syrup made of?
Raspberries, water, and sugar! That’s it.
Do you have to refrigerate infused simple syrup?
Yes! Leaving simple syrup that you have added fruit to on the counter will drastically shorten its shelf life. Unrefrigerated raspberry simple syrup may spoil in well under a week.
Did Starbucks discontinue their raspberry syrup?
Sadly yes. In 2023, Starbucks took it off the menu. But this raspberry simple syrup means you can whip up your own flavored coffee drinks at home.
Tips and Tricks
- Want a little extra flavor? After you remove the unstrained syrup from the heat, stir in a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- Planning to use this to add extra moisture to a baked good? Transfer the cooled syrup into a squeeze bottle.
- This recipe will work with hulled strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
Recipes to Use Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Sparkly Raspberry Champagne Cocktails
- Mocha Frappuccino– Add some in to make a raspberry mocha frap
- Easy White Hot Chocolate– Add a half a cup or so to make raspberry white hot chocolate. Delicious!
- Easy Boxed Cake Mix Hacks: Honey Vanilla Cake with Honey Buttercream– Squirt some over top to give this kicked up box mix even more wow factor.
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- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of raspberries
- Whisk the sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Keep whisking and cooking until the sugar dissolves.
- Add the raspberries and bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Let the mixture simmer, stirring with a sturdy wooden spoon to help break up the raspberries, until the raspberries are all broken apart.
- Remove from the heat.
- Strain the raspberry syrup over a mesh strainer set over a jar or container. Press the spoon against the raspberry pulp to release as much of the liquid as possible.
- Seal the jar or container and refrigerate.
- Use in your favorite drinks or baked goods. Enjoy!
Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 0g