Raspberry simple syrup is a simple, three ingredient recipe that elevates cocktails, coffee, or pancakes.
- 3/4 cup (6 fl. oz.) water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
- Small to medium pan
- Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
- Potato masher or large fork
- Fine mesh sieve
- A glass jar or container with a lid
In a pot, mix together the water and sugar. Cook them together over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the raspberries, and smash them with a potato masher or large fork.
Return the syrup to the heat and bring it back to an energetic simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. If it starts to boil over, reduce the heat a bit.
Cook the syrup for another 7 minutes, stirring frequently, then remove it from the heat. For thicker syrup, continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Pour it through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl.
Transfer the syrup to a container with a lid, then place it in the refrigerator to cool completely. It’s now ready to use however you’d like!