This honey raspberry simple syrup is the perfect addition to your mocktails, cocktails, or homemade lemonade. It's bursting with fresh raspberry flavor and is sweetened using pure honey. You only need 3 ingredients and a few minutes to make it, and it's a delicious way to elevate any of your favorite beverages.
Why I love it
Lots of fresh, raspberry flavor: This is a great way to add raspberry flavor using natural ingredients and real fruit.
It's just sweet enough: Perfectly sweet without using refined sugars or artificial alternatives. If you don't like overly sweetened syrups, you'll love this!
Gorgeous natural color: That stunning, deep hue from the raspberries adds a beautiful splash of red without any artificial food dyes.
Easy Preparation: It's super simple to make this, and you only need a few ingredients. You can make it and chill it ahead of time if you're entertaining. A simple way to elevate any cocktail!
What you'll need to make this
We're only using 3 ingredients to make this syrup. Here's what you'll need:
Fresh Raspberries: Carefully inspect your raspberries for mold, and discard any that don't look up to snuff. Use the freshest raspberries you can find, because they'll add the best raspberry flavor to your syrup. Summer berries always have the best flavor, but you can enjoy this syrup year round.
Honey: I like to use pure, local honey in this recipe. Although heating can cause honey to lose some of it's nutritional benefits, it still contains more vitamins and nutrients than refined sugar.
Water: Nothing fancy here. You just need pure, plain 'ol water!
You'll also need a small pot to cook the syrup and a fine mesh sieve to strain the pulp and seeds. I store my syrup in a bottle with a stopper to keep it airtight and leak proof.
Ways to use this simple syrup
You can use this syrup in almost anything that you want to add sweet, raspberry flavor to.
I like to add 1-2 ounces of this syrup to cocktails. It works great in my Raspberry Lemonade Mojito, in martinis, vodka spritzers, or with prosecco.
For an alcohol-free option, try my Raspberry Hibiscus Mocktail. You can also mix this syrup with freshly squeezed lemon juice and some seltzer for an easy raspberry lemonade. Add a splash to plain seltzer and garnish with some fresh fruit slices for an easy, fresh, beautiful mocktail!
Use a splash or two to sweeten your tea. This is great for sweetening iced teas because you don't have to worry about grainy sugar ruining your drink. I love it in the summer with regular black iced tea and hibiscus iced tea.
Frequently Asked Questions
I recommend storing this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no longer than a week.
Sure! You can substitute the honey for 1 cup of granulated sugar.
Absolutely! Feel free to double the ingredients and follow the same steps in the recipe.
Honey Raspberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup fresh raspberries washed and checked for leaves and stems
- Combine your ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring the mixture to a light simmer over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally to help dissolve the honey.
- Once the mixture has come to a simmer and the honey is dissolved, remove the pan from the heat.
- Mash the raspberries using a potato masher or a fork, and let the mixture cool for 15 minutes.
- Place a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl large enough to hold your syrup.
- Strain the syrup through the sieve into your bowl.
- Let the syrup cool, then transfer it to a sterile, airtight jar or bottle.
- Store your syrup in the refrigerator. I prefer to use mine within one week.