Ginger Simple Syrup for Drinks

A small pitcher of ginger simple syrup.

Homemade ginger syrup is great for making flavorful cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. It pairs well with bourbon, gin, and vodka. Ginger simple syrup is also delicious with apples, peaches, or blueberries.


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  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger


Peel and slice the ginger.

Combine sugar and hot water, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Add the ginger slices to the hot water and sugar mixture.

Allow ginger to steep in the syrup until the mixture cools completely, approximately 2 hours.

Cool syrup completely before using. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



The longer you leave the ginger in the syrup, the stronger the flavor. If you want a stronger ginger flavor, make the syrup 24 hours in advance to allow the ginger more time to infuse the syrup. Do not leave the ginger in the syrup for more than 48 hours. Doing so will shorten the syrup’s shelf life.

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