I don’t know about you but Spring time always makes me think of home made simple syrups for cocktail drinks. There’s something about using fresh fruits to kick up the flavor notch on a drink that never gets old. And the best part is how easy it is to make your own simple syrup like this deliciously fresh Blueberry Simple Syrup recipe. You only need three ingredients, a pot, and a stove. Yes, it’s truly that simple giving new meaning to its name simple syrup.
One of my favorite little details about blueberries is that although the color “blue” is in the name it’s actually purple in color. My second favorite color is purple so I’m always thrilled about little details like this. When I say the little things in life make me happy I’m truly not lying LOL. The longer the blueberries boil in the pot during the cooking process the deeper the purple color becomes. I originally planned to add a little lemon to this Blueberry Simple Syrup but decided against it. I like to keep my simple syrups…simple. Especially the taste because it’s an added special flavor to the mixed drink it will accompany. Oh, and did I mention how easy this recipe is to make? I did? Well let me emphasize it one more time.
Blueberry Simple Syrup Tips:
- Remember all the ingredients are equal parts. So if you need to make a smaller or larger batch all the measurements are the same!
- This is a sugary drink and you want to keep that in mind when adding this Blueberry Simple Syrup recipe to your mixed drink recipes.
- Make sure the blueberries are fresh. The fresher the blueberries the fresher the taste and longer the simple syrup will last.
- If you want to add extra flavors fresh lemon is a good place to start.
Blueberry Simple Syrup
Homemade simple syrup so easy to make and tastes fresh. This blueberry simple syrup consists of 3 ingredients, is cost effective, and sure to be the best simple syrup you've tried in a while.
- 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
Wash the blueberries and drain the excess water.
Add the fresh blueberries, water, and sugar to a medium sauce pan and cook on medium heat.
Stir frequently. Cook until the blueberries are tender and the liquid is a dark purple color.
Once done turn off the heat and let it sit for about 5 minutes to slightly cool down.
Use a strainer to pour the hot simple syrup liquid into a glass measuring cup. Once it has cooled down pour the blueberry simple syrup into a glass bottle.
Close up the bottle and keep in the fridge for any mixed drink!