Blackberry Simple Syrup

Blackberry Simple Syrup

Blackberry simple syrup is one of my favorite ingredients for the cocktails that I make. Simple syrup is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of cocktails and mocktails. It’s easy to make! In this recipe, we’ll be using blackberries to create a sweet and fruity simple syrup that is perfect for adding to cocktails, lemonade, iced tea, and more.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1.5 cups of water

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the blackberries and place them in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the sugar and water to the saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the blackberries have broken down and the mixture has thickened slightly.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the mixture into a clean container, discarding the solids.
  7. Let the simple syrup cool to room temperature and then transfer it to an airtight container.

This simple syrup will last for about a month in the refrigerator. Use it to sweeten iced tea, lemonade, or cocktails. Add a splash to a glass of sparkling water for a refreshing drink. Drizzle it over pancakes or waffles for a delicious breakfast treat. The possibilities are endless!

Note: The amount of sugar can be adjusted to taste. If you like your simple syrup sweeter, add more sugar. If you prefer it less sweet, add less sugar. You can also use different berries, or even fruits to make different simple syrup.

Are blackberries healthy?

Yes!  They’re high in beneficial vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. They’re low in calories, carbs, and fat. They are a great snack to pack for lunch, or a mid day treat. Actually, some think of blackberries as a super food. Check out even more of the health benefits in this article below by Registered Dietician, Kim Chin.

How Long Do Blackberries Last?

Blackberries can last between two to three days in your refrigerator, after which they can start to rot and turn moldy. You can freeze blackberries and store them in the freezer so that you can access the fresh fruit year-round: Freezing blackberries can extend their shelf life up to nine months.

How to flash freeze blackberries:

1. Wash in cold water. Place the berries in a colander or strainer and rinse them with water. Alternatively, swish them around in a large bowl of cool water.

2. Use paper towels to dry. Lay your blackberries in a single layer on paper towels or a cloth kitchen towel. You should largely allow them to air-dry, but you can pat them dry with a paper towel to speed up the process.

3. Arrange on a baking sheet. Place the blackberries on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to prepare them for flash-freezing. Ensure that none of the berries are touching, or else they’ll clump together during the freezing process.

4. Flash freeze for three hours. Slide the baking tray into the freezer and leave it there for at least three hours. You can freeze it for longer, but the total time should not exceed twelve hours. This step, known as flash freezing, will prevent the individual berries from sticking to each other once in a freezer bag.

5. Transfer to freezer bags. Remove the baking tray from the freezer and store the frozen berries in thick plastic bags or a freezer-safe container for long-term storage. You can keep these frozen blackberries in the freezer for up to six months without freezer burn or notable flavor loss. If you mix the blackberries with one cup of sugar before freezing them, you can extend their preservation time to nine months in the freezer.

Blackberry Simple Syrup

3 ingredient simple syrup
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Course: cocktails, mixology
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, cocktail, mixology, simple syrup
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 69kcal

Equipment

  • pan
  • glass container to store the simpole syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 cup blackberries

Instructions

  •  Rinse the blackberries and place them in a small saucepan. 
    1 cup blackberries
  • Add the sugar and water to the saucepan and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
    1 cup sugar, 1.5 cup water
  • Turn the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the blackberries have broken down and the mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the mixture into a clean container, discarding the solids.
  • Let the simple syrup cool to room temperature and then transfer it to an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

Comments

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  2. Sangeetha Reply

    I absolutely love using simple syrups in my cocktails, and this blackberry simple syrup recipe sounds like a winner! The combination of sweet and fruity flavors from the blackberries will add a delightful twist to any drink. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    Blackberries have such a great flavour in drinks so I’ll be making this to use all summer.

  4. Ieva Reply

    5 stars
    Made a small batch of this syrup to use in your blackberry martini recipe. Both the cocktail and the syrup recipes were outstanding! Thanks.

  5. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    Such a great way to use the abundance of blackberries that we will have this year.

  6. Katherine Reply

    5 stars
    This simple syrup is such a great way to use up blackberries!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Katherine,

      That is exactly what we do! And then we have cocktails to celebrate! Cheers!

      Dina and Bruce

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