Easy Raspberry Simple Syrup Recipe for Drinks

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This easy Raspberry Simple Syrup Recipe is made with just 3 ingredients including fresh raspberries. It’s a versatile raspberry syrup and can be used in many different ways.

Overhead view of raspberries, sugar and water in a saucepan.

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Ingredients for raspberry simple syrup recipe

You just need three simple ingredients, and if you’re a raspberry lover you probably have everything you need.

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Water
  • Granulated White Sugar

How to make raspberry simple syrup

In a saucepan combine all of the ingredients over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often. As the sugar dissolves begin to break down the raspberries by crushing them with your rubber spatula.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • While I’ve made this with fresh raspberries you could make it with frozen. Just know it might be watery compared to using fresh berries.
  • Easily store this raspberry simple syrup recipe in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • It’s just a mixture of equal parts water and sugar cooked with the raspberries in a medium saucepan.
  • If you enjoy a rich raspberry flavor, keep this homemade raspberry syrup on hand.
  • It’s not just for drinks. Read on to see other ways to use this great raspberry syrup.
Raspberries in liquid.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Store the fresh raspberry syrup in a glass jar. The vibrant red color may stain a plastic container.
  • Use a fine mesh strainer once the mixture has cooled. You don’t want any seeds getting into the fresh fruit syrup.
  • A potato masher or a rubber spatula is the best way to mash the berries once they begin to break down.
  • Don’t use a wooden spoon for making this simple syrup. You risk staining the spoon. Use a rubber spatula.
  • If you only have a small saucepan it will work just be careful not to splash the raspberry mixture and make a mess. If it does get on your cooktop or countertop, clean it up right away.

How can I use raspberry simple syrup?

There are a lot of ways you can use raspberry simple syrup. Like my strawberry simple syrup you can add it to iced tea, Italian soda, French soda, or other cold drinks. It also makes a lovely addition to soda water for nice non-alcoholic drinks with a fruity flavor.

Use it to make a raspberry martini.

If you’re a baker it’s a great way to moisten chocolate cake layers by brushing them with it before frosting with a buttercream or ganache to add a hint of raspberry flavor and keep it moist.

Freeze some of this raspberry simple syrup recipe in ice cube trays and add to iced tea or soda water. As they melt they will add flavor to your drink.

Add a drizzle of raspberry syrup to a vanilla milkshake and blend or use some over vanilla ice cream sundaes.

Raspberry simple syrup recipe in a clear glass with red sugar on the rim.

Can I use simple syrup right away?

Once the raspberry simple syrup recipe mixture is cool, you can use it right away.

How do I store a fruit or plain simple syrup?

If you plan to use it within three days, you can keep it on the counter. Any longer and you’ll need to keep the airtight container in the refrigerator.

Can raspberry syrup go bad?

Yes, it can but it will keep in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 weeks.

Can I make another fresh fruit syrup?

Absolutely! Summer berries are a great choice but you can try other fruits too. Use fruits that will break down such as peaches, citrus, or cherries for example. Fresh fruit syrups are a delicious way to add flavor.

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Raspberry Simple Syrup

An easy raspberry simple syrup perfect for cocktails and more.
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 6 ounces Fresh Raspberries


  • In a medium saucepan over medium head combine all ingredients.
  • Stir until the sugar is melted and the raspberries begin to break down.
  • Gently mash raspberries. Bring mixture to a gentle boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool before straining into a glass jar. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe Notes

This raspberry simple syrup will keep up to one week in the refrigerator.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This came out amazing! I used frozen raspberries since they are not currently in season and it turned out just fine too!

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