Sunday, August 16, 2015

Raspberry Simple Syrup

Raspberry Simple Syrup

Today we juiced (juice steamer) the raspberries from the backyard that had been picked and frozen. We had two, one gallon bags from our harvest this year. Not our best year, but for the two of us, plenty for raspberry jelly.

We have also started drinking iced tea. And yes it is a stretch from raspberry jelly to ice tea, however.....

I have found the easiest way to sweeten and flavor ice tea is by using a simple syrup, so let the experiment begin!

Raspberry Simple Syrup
by the seat of my pants

Leftover steamed berries from 1 gallon berries (any kind will do actually!)
1 cup water
1 c sugar
1 1/2 t balsamic vinegar

Bring to a boil,
reduce heat to simmer, stir well.
Simmer 5 minutes.
Strain, bottle and refrigerate.


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  1. I'd like to try a glass of your raspberry and balsamic iced tea! --Rocquie

  2. Oh that raspberry syrup sounds like it would make an awesome iced tea. Yummm.

    1. It is so hard to dissolve sugar in cold tea, these syrups work really well to flavor the tea just right.

  3. This is such a lovely simple syrup, Melynda! I can think of so many things to use it in. Love the addition of the balsamic vinegar, it's the perfect foil to the raspberries. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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