Ginger Simple Syrup

Indulge your taste buds with the zesty allure of Ginger Simple Syrup, a tantalizing elixir crafted from fresh ginger. This exquisite syrup effortlessly infuses your cocktails with a vibrant kick, leaving a delightful balance of warmth and tang on your palate.

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Elevate your mixology game and let this ginger-infused syrup awaken your senses with each sip. It is so incredibly easy to make and makes enough for several cocktails not just one.

You could also brush this ginger simple syrup recipe on baked cakes before frosting or over top of baked pastries as a glaze for added flavor. Or even adding a splash to salad dressings or marinades that call for honey or maple syrup as a swap. The are lots of great uses for this syrup!

Sugar, water and ginger - ingredients for a ginger simple syrup,

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Fresh ginger – A thumb of fresh ginger is all you need. It is called a thumb because all you need is a piece about as long as your thumb.
  • Water
  • Granulated Sugar

how to peel Fresh Ginger

Ginger can be a tough thing to peel because of all the bends and lumps so using a knife or potato peel isn’t the best choice. The best tool you can use to peel fresh ginger is a spoon. Yes, a spoon!

Use the tip of the spoon or edge of the spoon to peel the thin later of skin of the ginger root. It is great because since the spoon is curbed it can easily get in between the “fingers” of the ginger root making peeling a cinch.

A spoon beside some fresh ginger root.

How To Make Ginger Simple Syrup

Peel the thumb of ginger to remove the outside skin fully.

Add one cup of water to a small pot along with one cup of sugar and the peeled piece of ginger.

Bring the ingredients to a soft boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally to help melt the sugar into the water. As the sugar heats up it will melt into the water. So that the liquid once again becomes clear in appearance.

Remove the syrup from the heat and let cool completely before using.


Once the simple syrup has cooled completely, transfer the syrup to a resealable glass bottle or container and store it in the fridge. It can stay fresh for up to a month!

Amazing Ways To Use Ginger Simple Syrup

  • Syrup for cocktails
  • As a glaze for pastries or breads
  • To baste cakes for more flavor before frosting
  • Salad dressing to add sweetness with some kick
  • Marinades when you need to cut the acid and need a little sugar but with flair.
  • Add to jams for some added flavor
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Ginger Simple Syrup

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
A tantalizing elixir crafted from fresh ginger, infusing cocktails with a vibrant kick and a delightful balance of warmth and tang.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine North Amercian
Servings 16 oz
Calories 24 kcal


  • 2-3 inch piece of fresh ginger; peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Peel the ginger using a spoon.
  • Add the water and sugar to a small pot with the ginger.
  • Bring the water and sugar to a soft boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes or until the sugar has melted and disappeared into the water. The water will appear clear. This should only take a minute or two.
  • Remove the ginger simple syrup form the heat source and let cool completely.
  • Remove the ginger and store the cooled syrup in a glass jar in the fridge for up to one month.


Serving: 1ozCalories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 6.2gProtein: 0gFat: 0gSugar: 6.1g


Store in a glass jar tightly sealed in the fridge for up to a month. Do not freeze.
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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