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Rich Raspberry Syrup

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Last Updated on June 7, 2023 by Leah Hall

A great raspberry 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! Rich Simple Syrup is thicker than other simple syrups, which is perfect in aforementioned Clover Club!

Rich Raspberry Syrup in jar with Clover Club cocktail in background with lemon, reamer, book and flowers

Raspberry Syrup

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.


Is Grenadine Raspberry Syrup?

Raspberry syrup can be a close alternative to grenadine syrup. But they are not the same.


Where Can I Buy Raspberry Syrup?

There are some you can buy at the store: Torani, Monin, or even Jordan’s Skinny (no sugar). Those are just options, but we think our recipe is the easiest so that you know what it is in it, and it’s just so easy to make, so make homemade!


Cold Steeping

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 a bottle or jar 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!




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Rich Raspberry Simple Syrup
Yield: 1

Rich Raspberry Simple Syrup

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Set Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 30 minutes

A thicker, richer version of regular simple syrup, with raspberry flavor.


Rich Raspberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups sugar


Add the sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Once it is boiling, remove from the heat and allow to cool.

When cool, add in raspberries.

Allow the syrup and raspberries to steep for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, shake to break up the berries and then muddle berries to fully release the juices.

Strain through a fine mesh strainer.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 51.8gFiber: 1gSugar: 50.7gProtein: 0.2g

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TheFlowers Point

Monday 26th of June 2023

Very informative


Sunday 28th of July 2019

Should I steep the mixture on the counter or in the fridge? Thank you!

The 'Noms.

Sunday 28th of July 2019

It's great either way. Only reason to do it in the fridge though would be if you want it cooler faster. So, totally up to you!

Citra Kale

Thursday 9th of March 2017

bookmarked it and absolutely will try it soon. thank you for sharing

The 'Noms.

Monday 13th of March 2017

Thanks so much, enjoy!


Sunday 28th of August 2016

What if I already have raspberry juice from raspberries that I picked?

The 'Noms.

Sunday 28th of August 2016

You could sure try it out - you are just cutting out the muddling and straining. Maybe 1/2 cup of juice?

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