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Ginger Simple Syrup

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Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup recipe is easy to make with just three ingredients and step-by-step instructions. This sweet, fragrant syrup adds big flavor and a touch of spice to your favorite cocktails, drinks, and more!

Ginger simple syrup in a glass jar with ginger root on the left  and right sides.

Flavored simple syrups are an easy way to add fun and unique flavors to your favorite tea, lemonade, or coffee drinks. They also add some spice to cocktails and ice cream. The possibilities are endless!!

What you will need:

Ginger, sugar and water in small white bowls.

You need just three simple ingredients; filtered water, granulated sugar, and grated ginger root.

Ginger root can be found in just about all grocery stores across the country. It is usually near the garlic or fresh herbs.

How to make ginger infused simple syrup:

Place the water and sugar in a medium sauce pan and stir to combine.

Sugar and water in a saucepan.

Heat over medium-high heat until completely dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Once mixture comes to a boil add the ginger, cover, remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Grated ginger, water and sugar in a saucepan.

Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup or jar.

Ginger in a sieve resting on a glass measuring cup.

Store the syrup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If it begins to become cloudy or moldy, discard immediately.

Ginger simple syrup in a glass jar with ginger root on the left side.

Recipe modifications:

  • Substitute dark brown for a deeper flavor, or coconut sugar for variety.
  • Add the peels of two lemons for a lemon-ginger syrup, two limes for a lime-ginger syrup, or two oranges for an orange-ginger syrup.
  • Add a quarter cup of rosemary or thyme with the ginger for an herbal infusion.
  • One to two cups of rhubarb, cranberries, blueberries, or pineapple can be added with the ginger for a fruity-ginger syrup.

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More delicious syrup recipes:

Uses for ginger simple syrup:

  • Ginger Tea – add one to two tablespoons to hot water in a mug.
  • Add to soda water, limeade, or lemonade for a spicy pop of flavor.
  • Add to fruit smoothies, iced coffee drinks, or kombucha.
  • Drizzle over pancakes or waffles in place of maple syrup.
  • Add to vodka on the rocks.
  • Add to club soda with a splash of lime to make homemade ginger ale.

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ginger syrup in a glass pitcher surrounded by ginger root.

Ginger Simple Syrup

This sweet and spicy homemade Ginger Simple Syrup recipe is easy to make with just three ingredients and step-by-step instructions.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger sweetened syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root peeled and grated or chopped

Instructions

  • Place the water and sugar in a medium sauce pan and stir to combine.
  • Heat over medium-high heat until completely dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Once mixture comes to a boil add the ginger, cover, remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring cup or jar.
  • Store the syrup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If it begins to become cloudy or moldy, discard immediately.

Notes

  • Substitute dark brown for a deeper flavor, or coconut sugar for variety.
  • Add the peels of two lemons for a lemon-ginger syrup, two limes for a lime-ginger syrup, or two oranges for an orange-ginger syrup.
  • Add a quarter cup of rosemary or thyme with the ginger for an herbal infusion.
  • One to two cups of rhubarb, cranberries, blueberries, or pineapple can be added with the ginger for a fruity-ginger syrup.
  • Add additional ginger for an even stronger taste, and allow to set longer before straining.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

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