Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup

Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup

3 minute

Looking for a delicious way to add some strawberry flavor to your cocktails? This homemade strawberry simple syrup recipe is just what you need!

Simple syrup is one of the bartending basics, and is as simple as its name lets on. All you need is sugar and water, boiled together until the sugar is dissolved. From there, you can flavor your simple syrup however you like - and strawberry is a great option! This syrup is incredibly easy to make, and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it's a great way to use up any extra strawberries you may have lying around.

This strawberry simple syrup recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it's versatile - use it to flavor cocktails, mocktails, iced tea, or even desserts!

Ingredients for Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

How to Make Strawberry Simple Syrup

To make the simple syrup, combine the strawberries, sugar, and water into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, then cook for about 10 minutes until the strawberries are soft, the sugar is dissolved, and the liquid has a nice ruby hue.

Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool slightly, then strain it through a fine mesh sieve into a clean jar or bottle. The syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


Let the strawberries simmer for about 10 minutes until they're nice and soft.

Strawberry simple syrup recipe in pan

When the simple syrup is a nice ruby color, let it cool down before straining.

Strawberry Simple Syrup Recipe Complete

You can use this in a cocktail mix, pour it over your dessert, or really anything that needs an extra dose of sweetness and viscosity.

Strawberry Simple Syrup to Pour Into Cocktail Mix


How to Use Simple Syrup

Flavored simple syrup like is incredibly versatile - use it to flavor cocktails, mocktails, iced tea, or even desserts!

One of our favorite uses for this specific strawberry simple syrup is to pair it with FICKS Strawberry Margarita Cocktail Mix. If you've had this cocktail mix before, you know its very citrus forward thanks to the Mexican limes, but has a strawberry puree to add a nuanced sweetness. Adding an extra tablespoon or two of strawberry flavored simple syrup adds thicker mouthfeel to this margarita cocktail, as well as an extra strawberry punch. 👊

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But you don't necessarily need to be mixing cocktails to use simple syrup! It's equally delicious as an additive to your morning coffee or tea. Try substituting the strawberries from our recipe above with other fruits and flavors you enjoy to compliment these non-alcoholic drinks - like lemon, cucumber, and lavender. The simplicity of the simple syrup really makes it an welcomed generalist in all recipes, but especially at the bar. 😉🍸

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