Cherry Simple Syrup: Cooking 101
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Last Updated on July 28, 2022 by Lisa Johnson
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!
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!
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 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.
Additional flavored syrup recipes:
- Cherry Simple Syrup
- Blackberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Peppermint Simple Syrup – perfect for your morning mocha!
- Vanilla Simple Syrup
- Gingersnap Syrup for Lattes and coffee drinks.
- Classic Simple Syrup
Tools used to create this recipe:
- Cherry Pitter
- Measuring Cup makes it much easier to pour into the bottle.
- Mason Jar
More delicious cherry recipes:
- Cherry Moscow Mule
- Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies
- Homemade Cherry Sweet Rolls
- Cherry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
- Cherry Chip Cocktail Cake
What flavors do you think I should try next? What are your favorites?
Cherry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup fresh cherries pitted and sliced in half
- 1 cup water
- .75 cups granulated sugar
- 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.
I just bought cherries! Yay!!
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.
Its worth buying fresh cherries. Just made a 5 cup batch to use on spare ribs. Oh its sooooo good.
sweet, bing, or sour pie cherries?
Whatever type your grocery store sells, Frances. They do not specify what type they are on the bag, just that they are from Washington.
Delicious. Could you use this to make cherry jelly?