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Dark Cherry Syrup

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + standing


3/4 cup

Updated: Apr. 26, 2023
Quick, easy and packed with flavor, this is a perfect condiment for cocktails, desserts, savory recipes or mixing into sparkling water. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, British Columbia
Dark Cherry Syrup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Sparkling water, optional


  1. In a saucepan, stir together all ingredients over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until liquid turns a dark purple and cherries are tender, 10-15 minutes, crushing cherries with a spoon or masher. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve; discard solids. Refrigerate, covered, until serving. To serve, combine 8 ounces sparkling water with 1 tablespoon of syrup.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 59 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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