Homemade raspberry simple syrup is made with just 3 ingredients and serves as the perfect addition to cocktails and iced teas. Between the deep red color and deliciously refreshing flavor, you’ll want to add it to all of your beverages!
Right before making this recipe, lightly wash the raspberries. Be careful because they are fragile. Pick out any berries that have mold on them and throw them away.
6 ounces raspberries
Add water and sugar to the saucepan. Place on stove and turn the heat to medium. Stand there and stir until the sugar has melted.
1 cup water, 1 cup sugar
Add raspberries and take a fork and mash some of them. Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
You don't have to wait for the syrup to cool before processing it.
Place a fine mesh strainer in a glass measuring glass. Pour some syrup in the strainer and take a fork to help force the syrup through the strainer. Throw away the pulp and seeds. Repeat until all the syrup has been processed.
Pour the raspberry syrup into an air tight container like a 2 cup ball jar and place in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Make a cocktail.
Raspberries are fragile. Each berry has a thin skin which easily soaks up liquid, so you should rinse them in cold water right before you either eat them or use them in a recipe.
Since the berries are prone to growing mold, never wash them and then store them in the refrigerator.
Pick over the raspberries before washing them. Throw away any berries that have mold on them. It's okay to keep them if they are crushed, as long as they are mold-free.
I've made this raspberry syrup both with raw cane sugar and with white sugar. I prefer white sugar because it doesn't change the beautiful color.
It's not strictly necessary, but I use filtered water whenever I make simple syrups.
After you make this simple syrup, you will be storing it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The syrup will last up to a month in the fridge.
Drizzle a few tablespoons of this raspberry simple syrup on cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, cake, or yogurt and you'll be in for a treat.