Ok, we have a sinful confession to make – we LOVE raspberries! And when it comes to the flavor of raspberries in a perfectly crafted cocktail? Well, it makes us a little weak in the knees. To make sure there’s no shortage of delicious raspberry flavor in our cocktails, we taste-tested and found the very best raspberry syrup for drinks, plus more than a few that were really close.
- Winner: DaVinci Gourmet Classic Raspberry Syrup
- Best Zero Calorie: Jordan’s Skinny Syrup – Raspberry
- Best Blue Raspberry: Torani Blue Raspberry
- Honorable Mentions
- Raspberry Syrup Recipes
- Key Takeaways:
We considered the overall flavor, ingredients, price, and quality when tasting each of the raspberry-flavored syrups.
The ones on this list are perfect for raspberry cocktails but can easily be used in something like iced tea or other drink recipes. They’re also delish as an ice cream topping or over French toast. The list goes on and on!
Winner: DaVinci Gourmet Classic Raspberry Syrup
DaVinci has been making wonderfully flavored syrups since 1989 and has mastered its craft. They’re the gold standard in any good coffee house. Reviews love the raspberry flavor of this premium syrup that strikes the perfect balance between tart and berry sweetness.
This syrup is perfect in an iced tea or as just a splash into your favorite rye whiskey.
Best Zero Calorie: Jordan’s Skinny Syrup – Raspberry
Jordan’s Skinny Syrup offers exceptional taste, and the nutritional information tells us that this sweet indulgence is sugar-free, has zero calories, and zero everything else you don’t want, like refined carbs and saturated fat.
To make a skinny, guilt-free drink without all the sugar, try combining Jordan’s Skinny Syrup with a little vodka and lemonade, then top it with soda water.
Best Blue Raspberry: Torani Blue Raspberry
Blue raspberry brings out the kid in all of us, and it’s a fun way to add a little color of fruity flavor to your cocktails. Torani Blue Raspberry is a great addition to tropical drinks, frozen drinks, and fruity jello shots!
Liber & Co. Raspberry Gum Syrup
For the distinguished lover of raspberry syrups, Liber & Co makes a raspberry gum syrup that’s out of this world. It has the fresh raspberry flavors of homemade syrup but without all the hassle.
It’s made with pure raspberry juice that comes from raspberries that are grown in Washington state and processed by a local co-op.
It’s a bit more expensive than others, but it’s a great syrup and totally worth it.
Liquid Alchemist Raspberry Syrups
If you’re looking for a syrup for your cocktails that’s packed full of the flavors of fresh berries and tastes as wonderful as homemade, the Liquid Alchemist Raspberry Syrup is the answer.
This premium syrup uses only three ingredients – raspberry puree, water, and sugar. It’s simple and scrumptious.
Amoretti Premium Raspberry Syrup
Amoretti Premium Syrup is made in California and contains only 35 calories per serving.
This is a good choice if you like your raspberry syrups a little on the thin side instead of super thick and viscous. The consistency also makes it great for adding to baked goods.
Raspberry Real – Raspberry Puree Infused Syrup
For all of you out there that prefer an option that’s almost more of a raspberry sauce than a fruit syrup, Raspberry Real is infused with a puree made from fresh raspberries picked from the raspberry growing regions of the Pacific Northwest.
Add it to your cocktails, drizzle some over your cheesecake, and get creative with all the different ways to use this delicious stuff.
Torani Puremade Syrup – Raspberry
Torani Puremade Syrups taste like the real deal. If you tend to find typically flavored syrups to be too strong or artificial tasting, you’ll be impressed with the real flavor of raspberry in this one.
This is a good option for lighter-flavored drinks that really allow the raspberry taste to shine through.
Monin Raspberry Syrup
Monin is a name that everyone recognizes. Well, at least anyone who has spent any amount of time in a coffee shop.
They’re known for their great, classic flavor, and they offer a simple syrup in just about every flavor under the sun – including delicious raspberry.
Master Of Mixes Essentials – Raspberry-Infused Syrup
Master of Mixes won points with us for having such a simple recipe for their syrups and the fact that their packaging is super convenient.
The bottle is designed with grooves for your fingers, and it’s more of an upside-down squeeze bottle design that lets you control how much you use.
Tea Zone Raspberry Syrups
Ok, so the nutrition information on this one puts it a little higher in calories than many of the others on the list, but if you’re only using a little in cocktails, spending a bit more of your caloric budget is worth it.
Not too sweet or sticky, and the raspberry taste really shines through.
Raspberry Syrup Recipes
For cocktails, drinks, or desserts, nothing beats a really good homemade raspberry syrup, especially at the peak of the raspberry season when prices on fresh berries are low.
These syrup recipes are easy to make, similar to regular simple syrup, but with the addition of real berries and maybe a little extra flavoring.
This homemade raspberry syrup recipe by A Couple Cooks is simple, with only two ingredients, but amazingly vibrant with raspberry flavors. Fresh or frozen raspberries and sugar, plus a little water, are all you need.
The recipe supplies an amount of water to use, but you can adjust and use as much liquid as needed for your desired consistency.
Place the water and sugar in a small saucepan and dissolve over medium heat. Next, add the berries and stir until the raspberries break down.
You can use something like a potato masher to make sure you’ve got a nice raspberry pulp. Keep the mixture over the heat while stirring. It might bubble, but don’t let it boil over.
Remove from the heat and let it cool just a bit. Pour the sauce through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds, then discard solids and enjoy.
Pour into a jar or bottle and let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Homemade Raspberry Syrup
This delicious raspberry simple syrup recipe is very similar to the one above, except when adding sugar, brown sugar is used instead of white. This gives the fresh raspberry syrup a bit of a richer taste.
The cooking method is just a little different too. Add the fresh raspberries and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Then, lower heat and simmer until the fruit is nice and pulpy. Run through a fine strainer, then return to the saucepan and add the brown sugar. Let it simmer until nice and syrupy, then transfer it to an airtight container.
2-Ingredient Raspberry Simple Syrup
This raspberry simple syrup recipe uses fresh raspberries and maple syrup instead of white or brown sugar. We also like that this recipe offers some suggestions of ingredients to add to the fruit when boiling, like maybe a little lemon juice, vanilla, citrus, or mint.
- Raspberry simple syrup is a great idea for cocktails, iced tea, lemonade, and dessert.
- Many store-bought simple syrups are made with fresh raspberries from the United States.
- It’s easy to make your own raspberry simple syrup with just a few ingredients.