blackberry simple syrup

Add a burst of fresh fruit flavor to your drinks and baked goods with this delightful blackberry simple syrup recipe, made with only three simple ingredients.

Blackberry Simple Syrup Ingredients

Blackberries (fresh or frozen) White sugar Water

Combine the white sugar, water and blackberries in a small saucepan. Over medium-high heat, bring to a simmer and then a boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar.


Once the mixture boils and the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat. Use a potato masher or fork to break down the blackberries. Let the mixture steep for at least 15 minutes and up to an hour.


Place a bowl or measuring cup under a fine-mesh sieve or strainer. Strain the blackberries from the liquid and discard the solids. The liquid is your simple syrup.



– If using frozen berries, there's no need to thaw. – For easy pouring, store in a squeeze bottle. – If kept refrigerated, it should last two to three weeks.

When you need a refreshing dose of fresh fruit flavor, you’ll adore this blackberry simple syrup. With its ease and versatility, you’ll want to keep this recipe ready to go in your back pocket.

Readers love it!

My hubby made cocktails with this last Friday night and the blackberries were such a wicked flavor addition! Great syrup to have on hand!