Blackberry syrup is an easy way to add a splash of ripe summer flavor to drinks. We love a dash of this stuff in our iced tea or lemonade, or mixed with London dry gin or vodka and seltzer for a grown-up soda pop. You can use this method to make raspberry, cherry, or just about any other berry syrup.
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups frozen or fresh blackberries
1Combine sugar, water, and blackberries in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
2When mixture boils, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes, gently crushing blackberries against side of pan. Remove the pan from heat and let mixture steep for 15 minutes.
3Strain blackberry syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Refrigerate until cold, and store covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
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