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Blackberry Simple Syrup Recipe

Blackberry Simple Syrup  Recipe

This blackberry simple syrup recipe uses fresh blackberries and can be used over ice cream, to flavor cocktails, coffees and lemonade.

It’s almost our favorite time of the year! Blackberry picking time! Besides just eating these delicious berries by the handful, we love to make blackberry jam, blackberry crumb bars and blackberry lemonade.

Many of our favorite recipes use this Blackberry Simple Syrup Recipe.

blackberries in a clam shell
blackberry simple syrup

While I am using blackberries in this simple syrup , you can change this recipe up to use really any of your favorite fruit or whatever is in season.

How to Make Blackberry Simply Syrup

You’ll need:

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • Juice of half a lemon (about a tablespoon or so)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Place the blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stove.

blackberries in a saucepan
pouring sugar
lemon juicer
pouring lemon juice
blackberries in sugar and lemon juice

Use a fork to gently mash the berries to bring out the juices. 

water into blackberries

Add the water and stir to combine.

Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly.

boiling blackberries

Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then pour into a container over a fine-mesh sieve.

blackberries over a fine mesh sieve

Store your blackberry simple syrup for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Pouring blackberry simple syrup into iced tea

Ways to Use this Blackberry Simple Syrup Recipe:

You can use this blackberry simple syrup recipe in lemonade,
blackberry mint green iced tea,
Iced Coffees
Italian sodas
Over ice cream
or in cocktails like this Sparkling Blackberry Basil Cocktail, a Tom Collins, French 75 or a Classic Margarita.

Blackberry Simple Syrup Recipe

Blackberry Simple Syrup Recipe

Yield: 12 oz
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This blackberry simple syrup recipe uses fresh blackberries and can be used over ice cream, to flavor cocktails, coffees and lemonade.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint blackberries
  • Juice of half a lemon (about a tablespoon or so)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

    1. Place the blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
    2. Use a fork to gently mash the berries to bring out the juices. 
    3. Add the water and stir to combine.
    4. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly.
    5. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then pour into a container over a fine-mesh sieve.
    6. Store blackberry simple syrup for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

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