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Cherry Simple Syrup: Cooking 101

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Do you like to add fun flavors to your lemonade? It is amazing how much difference a tablespoon of Cherry Simple Syrup can make. It can turn an ordinary lemonade or tea into a designer drink in no time. Once I made Simple Syrup for the very first time, I had all different flavor ideas running through my head. Adding flavors to your simple syrup only adds one additional step!

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They are so simple and delicious, I can just about guarantee that there will be many more flavors to come! Raspberry, blackberry, peach, maybe even watermelon.

Ingredients to make cherry simple syrup:

All you need is three simple ingredients; fresh cherries, filtered water, and granulated sugar!

How to make cherry simple syrup:

Start by cutting each cherry in half, and remove the pit. I did this with my finger nails, but I am sure there is a gadget out there to make the process easier!

Pitted and halved cherries on a cutting board with a large knife.

Heat the sugar, cherries, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat……

Cherry halves, sugar and water in a saucepan.

Simmer for 10 minutes, reducing heat if mixture starts to boil…..

cherry syrup simmering in a saucepan.

Remove from heat and smash cherries with a potato masher…..

Green potato masher squishing the cherries in the syrup.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl or cup. Use a large spoon to push as much liquid through the strainer as possible…..

Straining the cherries from the syrup through a blue strainer into a large glass measuring cup.

Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use. It should be good for a few months, assuming you don’t use it all up before then.

I made this refreshing Cherry Lemonade with this syrup.

Two glass mason jars filled with cherry lemonade, ice and lemon slices with fresh cherries and lemon wedges scattered on the board.

Additional flavored syrup recipes:

Tools used to create this recipe:

More delicious cherry recipes:

What flavors do you think I should try next? What are your favorites?

Enjoy!!

Cherry Simple Syrup in a glass mason jar surrounded by fresh cherries.

Cherry Simple Syrup

Add some cherry flavor to your favorite beverages with this Cherry Simple Syrup. You won’t believe how simple it is to make!
4.41 from 5 votes
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Course: Condiment, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry, sugar, syrup, easy, recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cherries pitted and sliced in half
  • 1 cup water
  • .75 cups granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Heat the sugar, cherries, and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, reducing heat if mixture starts to boil.
  • Remove from heat and smash cherries with a potato masher.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl or cup.
  • Use a large spoon to push as much liquid through the strainer as possible.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Potassium: 12mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. This looks like a good recipe to have – I have bought frozen cherries at Sams before and the pits are removed – I wonder if you could use them in this recipe and then you don’t have to remove the pits.

    1. Its worth buying fresh cherries. Just made a 5 cup batch to use on spare ribs. Oh its sooooo good.

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