Blackberry Simple Syrup – Salted Plains


With only 3 ingredients, this easy Blackberry Simple Syrup recipe is the perfect way to transform your favorite classic cocktails, drinks, and baked goods.

A glass bottle with a white and red cap filled with blackberry simple syrup.

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.

Like this cardamom simple syrup, infused syrups harness a season and a feeling.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Only 3 simple ingredients
  • A versatile recipe that can be used for beverages, baked goods, and more
  • Change up your cocktail game with delicious blackberry flavor

Ingredients and Substitutions

Three bowls on a gray surface containing sugar, blackberries, and water.

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 the conventional variety 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. You can substitute equal parts honey or maple syrup in its place as other unrefined sugar options. This will slightly alter the flavor.

Water – Filtered water is best for this syrup recipe, but tap water will work just fine too.

Step-By-Step Instructions

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 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 simple 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.

Equipment

Medium saucepan – This does most of the work for this recipe and is essential.

Fine mesh strainer – The strainer makes it easy to separate the cooked blackberries from the infused fruit syrup.

Tips

  • 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 jar with syrup, pour out the hot water.
  • Use the leftover stewed blackberries as a topper on yogurt or oatmeal!
A glass bottle containing blackberry simple syrup with the lid popped open.

Serving Suggestions

There are so many tasty ways to utilize this homemade blackberry syrup recipe. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Cocktails: Try making a blackberry ginger collins, blackberry mojito, blackberry Moscow mule, or maybe a blackberry margarita.
  • Non-alcoholic drinks: Try adding this simple blackberry syrup to your favorite drinks like lemonade, iced tea, or hot tea.
  • Baked goods: Drizzle on pancakes, brush over cakes or top your oatmeal.

FAQs

How long does infused simple syrup last?

Simple syrup infusion 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.

Can I increase or decrease the amount of homemade syrup?

Yes. As long as you keep the 1:1 ratio, you can reduce or increase the amount to meet your needs.

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A glass bottle containing blackberry simple syrup with the lid sealed closed.

Blackberry Simple Syrup

With only 3 ingredients, this easy Blackberry Simple Syrup recipe is the perfect way to transform your favorite classic cocktails, drinks, and baked goods.