With only 3 ingredients, this easy Blackberry Simple Syrup recipe is the perfect way to transform your favorite classic cocktails, drinks, and baked goods.
Juicy blackberries can transform into tasty blackberry syrup and when they do, the uses are many. Whether it is blackberry season or not, this recipe can be made year-round.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Only 3 simple ingredients
- A versatile recipe that can be used for favorite cocktails, beverages, baked goods, and more
- Great way to change up your cocktail game with delicious blackberry flavor
Ingredients and substitutions
Here are a few quick notes about the ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete list of ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below.
Fresh blackberries - Organic blackberries or conventional fresh berries with their sweet-tart flavor work for this recipe.
If using frozen fruit, make sure to thaw it beforehand.
Organic cane sugar - is an unrefined sugar that is minimally processed compared to white sugar.
Water - Filtered water is best for this syrup recipe, but tap water will work just fine too.
Before you start: Prepare your ingredients, get out the saucepan, and strainer.
Step 1: In a small saucepan, add water, organic cane sugar, and blackberries.
Step 2: Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then lower heat, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves into the water.
Step 3: Once blackberries start to break apart when gently pressed with a back of a spoon, remove from heat. Allow cooling completely.
Step 4: Strain syrup using a fine-mesh sieve and transfer it into an airtight sterile glass jar or container. Discard solids or save them to use later.
Medium saucepan - This does most of the work for this recipe and is essential.
- Sterilize your jar or container ahead of time by filling it with boiling water, making sure to pour some over the lid or cap too. When you are ready to fill the sterilized glass jar with syrup, pour out the hot water.
- Use the leftover stewed blackberries as a topper on yogurt, oatmeal, or vegan pancakes!
There are so many tasty ways to utilize this homemade blackberry syrup recipe even beyond homemade cocktails.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Cocktails - Try making blackberry ginger collins, blackberry mojito or mint juleps, blackberry Moscow mule, blackberry whiskey lemonade, or blackberry margarita.
- Non-alcoholic drinks - Try adding it to your favorite drinks to make blackberry lemonade, iced tea, or hot tea.
- Baked goods - Drizzle on pancakes, brush over cakes, or top your oatmeal.
- Topping - Use to top ice cream or sorbet.
The infused syrup will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. Fruit-infused simple syrups have a shorter shelf life than regular simple syrup.
Yes. As long as you keep the 1:1 ratio, you can reduce or increase the amount to meet your needs.
Absolutely! This infused syrup is easily doubled.
Yes! You can divide the syrup into ice cube trays and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. That way you can have that sweet blackberry flavor anytime!
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Blackberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup (225) organic cane sugar
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
- In a medium saucepan, add water, organic cane sugar, and blackberries. Bring to a simmer then lower heat, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves into water.
- Once blackberries start to break apart when gently pressed with a spoon, remove from heat. Allow syrup to cool completely before transferring to a storage container.
- Strain simple syrup and discard solids or save them to use later. Store in a sterile airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Sterilize your jar or container ahead of time by filling it with boiling water, making sure to pour some over the lid or cap too. Pour out the hot water when you are ready to fill the jar with the syrup.
- This syrup will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. Or, divide the syrup into ice cube trays and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. That way you can have that sweet blackberry flavor anytime!
- Use the leftover stewed blackberries as a topper on yogurt or oatmeal!