Blackberry Syrup for Cocktails

Blackberry Syrup for Cocktails

From blackberry mojito to blackberry smash, there are plenty of cocktails that require the sweet-tart freshness of the wild fruit. While these drinks are summer staples, nobody stops you from enjoying them in all seasons. All you have to do is to replace fresh berries with blackberry syrup for cocktails.

Here are the best brands to choose from.

Best Blackberry Syrups

Monin Premium Blackberry Syrup

Le Sirop de Monin is one of the most popular syrup brands. The company is known for its exquisite flavors and long shelf life, and the Premium Blackberry Syrup is no different.

This tasty syrup is the perfect choice for enjoying the fresh berry sweetness all year long, and it’s made with natural flavors and pure cane sugar. 

Beyond cocktails, this blackberry simple syrup is also perfect for sweetening teas and mocktails or for making flavored water with fresh blackberry flavor. 

For proper dosage, you can pair the bottle with a matching pump from the brand. Or you could pour liberally, but keep in mind that the pure cane sugar makes this syrup a bit sweeter than expected.


  • 25.4 fl. oz. volume
  • Made with natural and artificial flavors
  •  Pure cane sugar syrup

Wood Stove Kitchen

More expensive than the Monin but a great choice if you want something different, this tasty blackberry syrup from Wood Stove Kitchen is actually a cocktail and mocktail mixer.

The thicker syrup concoction blends the tart flavors of blackberry with the freshness of sage, all of it sweetened with pure clover honey.

All ingredients are natural, but the use of blackberry juice concentrate rather than fresh fruit eliminates seeds and other residues. The result is a perfect blend for cocktails and other drinks or desserts.

Beyond the syrup’s goodness, Wood Stove Kitchen is also the perfect blend for environmentally conscious people. The company uses glass containers, recycles waste as much as possible, and sources ingredients locally to minimize the carbon footprint.

This syrup contains no artificial additives or preservatives. Store in the refrigerator and consume within two weeks of opening it.


  • 16 fl. oz. volume
  • Made of all-natural and locally sourced ingredients
  •  Sweetened with honey

1883 Maison Routin

Manufactured in France, the blackberry syrup by 1883 Maison Routin is the best choice for vegans and people on a gluten-free diet.

The main difference between this and other Blackberry syrups is that the French brand manufactures it in a facility that doesn’t processes grains or animal-derived products.

This means that the product is actually approved by the Vegan Society and certified gluten-free – an essential characteristic for people with hypersensitivity or celiac disease.

Like the Wood Stove Kitchen, 1883 Maison Routin makes its syrups from all-natural ingredients. Blackberries are usually locally sourced in France. The syrup contains about 22 percent blackberry juice concentrate and has a surprising intensity. It is sweetened with pure cane sugar.


  • 33.8 fl. oz. volume
  • Made with natural ingredients
  • Sweetened with pure cane sugar

Blackberry REÀL

From Italian sodas and beer cocktails to daiquiris and coladas, the Blackberry Reàl puree-infused syrup can bring all the fresh berry flavors to your mixology table.

The syrup’s consistency is more similar to a sauce, making it a good choice for drinks that ask for fruit puree rather than liquid syrup.

Cocktails and drinks aside, the Blackberry Reàl is also perfect for desserts or flavoring up puddings, teas, and yogurts.

Another thing that we like is the convenient squeeze bottle. You don’t have to worry about spills and splashes when making your Blackberry cocktail. Dosing the syrup is also easier, so you won’t have to worry about the added sweetness.

While the packaging is not the most fancy-looking out there, it undeniably is practical.


  • 16.9 fl. oz. volume
  • Made with Marion blackberries from Oregon
  • Sweetened with sugar

Torani Syrup

One of the most popular bar brands, Torani is best known for the shelf life of its syrups rather than the purest ingredients. Nevertheless, the taste is exquisite, and you’ll get enough of it to make up to 25 of your favorite drinks.

Like most bar syrups, this blackberry simple syrup is essentially a flavored sugar syrup. It is smooth and won’t add unwanted texture to your drinks. Flavor aside, Torani impresses with its vibrant color.

You can use it for cocktails and mocktails, iced teas, coffee, snow cones, sparkling water, and more.


  • 25.4 fl. oz. volume
  • Made with natural and artificial flavors
  • Pure cane sugar syrup

Funkin Blackberry Puree

Whether you want to add texture to your drinks or use a product made from real fruit, the Funkin Blackberry Puree should do it. As its name suggests, this is a fruit puree rather than a syrup. About 90 percent of it is real fruit, and the rest is pure cane sugar.

This short ingredient list makes this puree the best choice if you’re concerned about additives and preservatives.

Beyond cocktails, the product is perfect for consuming as it is, making delicious desserts and sweetening soft drinks. And if you don’t want the seeds, simply strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve.

Like 1883 Maison Routin, this fruit puree is certified vegan and gluten-free. It comes in easy squeeze pouches, and you can also get it in other flavors.


  • 2lb 3oz pouch
  • Made with fresh blackberries
  • Contains cane sugar

Homemade Blackberry Syrup Recipe

Blackberry syrup is readily available on the market, but finding a product that contains no additives and preservatives can be challenging. If you’re concerned about quality – or have some blackberries and want to turn them into sweet goodness, try out this homemade blackberry simple syrup recipe.

You’ll need the following:

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup white sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for about two minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Let the syrup cool down to room temperature before using it. Keep the leftover syrup in an airtight container in the fridge. Use your homemade blackberry simple syrup within two weeks. If you want to store it for longer, freeze it in a freezer-safe bag.

Alternatively, for a refreshing summer drink, fill some ice cube trays with this concoction and freeze. Use the cubes instead of simple ice to flavor club soda, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks.

If you want to get rid of the seeds, strain them through a fine mesh strainer. Use a potato masher to push the fruit into the sieve.


What syrups are used in cocktails?

All types of syrups can be used in cocktails. Simple syrup (water and sugar) is used in classic cocktails like gin fizz or long island iced tea. Mojito can use mint syrup instead of fresh mint leaves. Alternative mojito cocktails can use all kinds of flavored syrups, including blackberry syrup.
Simple honey syrup is found in Bee’s Knees and daiquiris. Bourbon, wine, beer, vodka, and gin are typically the best liquors to pair with blackberry or other berry syrups.

What can I use berry syrup for?

You can use berry syrup to mix simple drinks, such as bourbon and berries, or an upscale gin and tonic. Berry syrup can also add new flavors to sangria or punch. Cocktails aside, you can use this syrup for soft drinks, flavored water, iced or hot tea, blackberry lemonade, or to drizzle over vanilla ice cream.

Key Takeaways

  • Blackberry syrup can be made with fresh fruit or natural and artificial flavors –the former has a shorter shelf life.
  • Monin Blackberry Syrup is the best for mixologists and high-volume blending.
  • Funkin Blackberry Puree is the best choice if you want an all-natural product.
  •  Wood Stove Kitchen and 1883 Maison Routin are all-around contenders, delivering freshness and high-quality ingredients at a fair price tag.
  • If you don’t want to buy syrup, you can make blackberry simple syrup at home. You can follow the recipe above to make blackberry, mixed berry simple syrup, and other simple syrup recipes with your favorite fruits.

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