rhubarb simple syrup and the drink of choice was the rhubarb mojito. With only about a cup or so of berries and a vacation just around the corner, I decided to make a couple quick batches of berry simple syrup for future cocktails. You can swap out your berry simple syrups for any regular simple syrup in a cocktail recipe. Just imagine the next time a friend comes over you can offer them their favorite cocktail in blueberry, cloudberry, or rhubarb! You can also add an ounce or so of simple syrup to plain soda water for a delicious wild berry soda. Pretty much any kind of berries will work in this recipe. I'm looking forward to trying a raspberry version soon. If you only have a small bit of several different berries you could also try a mixed berry version that I bet would be quite delicious. Later this week I will also share my favorite blueberry margarita recipe of this summer.
Berry Simple Syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup berries of your choice
Combine sugar and water, bring to a boil. Remove from head and add berries. Let sit for about 30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer pushing down on the berries to extract as much juice as possible. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.