This easy raspberry simple syrup is packed with powerful natural raspberry flavor for any type of drink. Made with only three ingredients in under 20 minutes. Stir in a spoonful of raspberry syrup to make raspberry cocktails, teas, or lemonades!
You can also combine these syrups together to experiment with different flavors, such as a raspberry thyme flavor using this thyme simple syrup.
Why this is the best raspberry syrup recipe:
- It only takes 20 minutes to make, start to end.
- It has all-natural flavor. It’s made with fresh raspberries and unlike expensive store-bought syrup, it has no artificial flavoring.
- It tastes so strong! You only need a small amount to flavor a drink.
Ways to use simple syrup:
- Cocktails: Probably the most popular use is for making raspberry cocktails. Experiment creating your own cocktail recipes, or find a recipe that calls for regular simple syrup and replace that with this raspberry simple syrup instead. When creating your own recipes, start with ½ ounce of syrup and add in extra as needed.
- Lemonade: Make your own homemade raspberry lemonade! Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of syrup per glass of lemonade. The amount you will need to add depends on the sweetness of the lemonade you are using.
- Tea: This syrup can be added to hot or cold tea. For hot tea, replace regular sugar with this syrup instead. The syrup adds both flavoring and sweetness. For iced tea, add 1-2 tablespoons per glass to chilled tea and serve with ice.
Store raspberry simple syrup in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 to 3 weeks.
You can also freeze the syrup and thaw it in the refrigerator the night before you are ready to use it. It is helpful to freeze the syrup in an ice cube tray so you can easily thaw only a small portion at a time.
Yes, but make sure to thaw them and drain the extra juices first. This will prevent the syrup from becoming too watered-down.
Generally simple syrup is fairly thin. This raspberry syrup is slightly thicker than regular simple syrup, but will still easily dissolve in any liquid it is added to.
Adding fruit to simple syrup can make it susceptible to molding more quickly. Always store simple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze it for longer storage. If you see any mold, or the syrup looks or smells off, discard it.
Adding raspberry simple syrup adds way more flavor to drinks than muddling raspberries does. Plus, there are no pieces of raspberry floating in your drink as this syrup dissolves smoothly.
- Don’t boil the syrup! If needed, reduce the temperature to maintain a gentle simmer, not a boil.
- Use leftover raspberry chunks in yogurt. Don’t throw out the raspberry chunks that you strain out from the syrup. These are perfect for mixing into plain greek yogurt for a healthy breakfast.
- It’s ok if the syrup is a bit lumpy. Raspberry syrup, more than other simple syrups, can become a little clumpy, even though you have strained it. This is ok! It won’t change the flavor and will still dissolve smoothly into any drink. To help, make sure you let the syrup cool for about 5 minutes after removing it from the stove, before passing it through a strainer.