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Blackberry Simple Syrup in a glass bottle with berries around
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5 from 2 votes

Blackberry Simple Syrup

This blackberry simple syrup is so versatile! It is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It only takes a few minutes to make and can be used for mocktails and drinks as well as cakes and dessert.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time10 mins
44 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Mocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, simple, syrup
Servings: 16 T
Calories: 54kcal
Cost: $3


  • 1 C water
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C fresh blackberries


  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a pan and whisk well
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of fresh blackberries
  • Bring to a boil whisking occasionally then remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes
  • Pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bottle, making sure to push down the pulp as you strain


Simple syrup can be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, whichever you prefer. You can use a glass or plastic container just be sure the simple syrup is cooled before pouring in if you are going to use plastic. 
It does not need to be refrigerated. It handles well at room temperature.
You can keep simple syrup for 1-2 weeks art room temperature or about 1 month in the refrigerator. Once it starts to get cloudy or discolored, it is no longer good.
This recipe can be used with either fresh or frozen blackberries.


Serving: 1T | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg