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a bottle of homemade ginger simple syrup on the counter

Ginger Syrup Recipe + Cocktails Ideas!

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: ~1 cup
  • Category: Ginger Simple Syrup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Here’s a step by step guide on making Ginger Syrup! This recipe for ginger simple syrup requires just 10 minutes of simmering on the stovetop to create a ginger syrup that delivers BIG flavor and heat for all your homemade cocktails!


  • 100g of fresh ginger, about 3/4 cup of 1″ sized chunks or 3 finger-length pieces
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Prepare your ginger. You can peel the ginger or wash thoroughly and trim the ‘armpit’ sections off as dirt tends to hide in these nooks and crannies.
  2. Cut ginger into 1-2″ sized chunks and add to a food processor. Run for 25-30 seconds until all ginger pieces are finely diced. You can dice by hand if you don’t have a food processor.
  3. Add diced ginger, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water to a small pot over medium heat and bring to a low boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. After 10 minutes, pour the mixture through a fine sieve to separate the syrup from the ginger.
  6. Keep the syrup stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or 3 months in the freezer.
  7. Give the syrup a shake or two prior to using once stored in the fridge as some settling will occur.
  8. NOTE: You can use the spent diced ginger to make candied ginger! See post for details


** This does have a kick to it! To decrease the level of spice you can either blanch the ginger in water prior to making syrup or use half the amount of ginger. As this is a concentrate, we find the level of heat is quite nice when mixed into cocktails.

Keywords: Ginger Simple Syrup