A great berry syrup for cocktails and mocktails.
This rich raspberry syrup might be the best tasting raspberry syrup we have ever had! We were originally looking for a great raspberry syrup to use in a classic raspberry cocktail, The Clover Club, and when we made this recipe, we knew that we would be using this Rich Raspberry syrup in more than just cocktails!
For this rich raspberry syrup, we started out by making a rich simple syrup. Rich simple syrup is basically a sweeter, stronger flavored version of simple syrup that reduces the amount of water used to make it, which prevents the syrup from watering down your drink. This is great for cocktails and homemade sodas, where you need lots of sweetness with limited dilution.
We love to use rich simple syrup in drinks like an Old Fashioned or drinks where we have ice in the drink which is going to water down the drink as it melts.
We also used a cold steeping process, infusing the fruit flavor into the syrup when the syrup is cool. The cold steeping process slowly extracts the flavors into the syrup, retaining the subtle fresh fruit flavors that sometimes get lost when the fruit is cooked during a hot syrup making process.
The result is a wonderfully flavored syrup that tastes just like a freshly picked raspberry!
Can Simple Syrups go bad?
They can get moldy if they sit too long. We encourage you to store it in the fridge in an airtight container but for no more than one to two weeks. We actually have a whole shelf of simple syrups in our fridge at any given time!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Raspberry Cocktails
Raspberry Collins – Liquor.com
Raspberry Thyme Smash Cocktail – Bon Appetit
Raspberry Russian – Love and Olive OIl
Raspberry Champagne – Eat Well 101
Chocolate Raspberry Bon Bon – Sitr and Strain
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- Add the sugar and water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Once the mixture boils, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Once the syrup is cool, add in the raspberries.
- Allow the syrup and raspberries to steep for 24 hours.
- After 24 hours, shake to break up the berries and then muddle the berries to fully release the juices.
- Stain thru a fine mesh strainer
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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