ginger simple syrup in two glass bottles with fresh ginger root

Ginger Simple Syrup

This easy recipe makes a flavorful addition to sweets, beverages, and marinades.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make ginger syrup, simple syrup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 80
Calories 31 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 1/2 pound ginger fresh
  • 1 quart water
  • 3-4 cups sugar organic


  1. Peel and slice ginger thinly. 

    whole ginger root, some peeled and sliced
  2. Bring ginger to a boil in one quart of water. Cook until just tender. 

    sliced ginger cooking in a silver pot of water
  3. Strain, reserving cooked ginger for making ginger candy.

    cooked ginger slices in a small strainer
  4. Measure sugar into a saucepan. Use 3 cups for a medium ginger syrup, 4 cups for a heavy ginger syrup. 

    pouring ginger water into sugar to make ginger simple syrup recipe
  5. Stir in ginger flavored water. Bring to a boil. 

  6. Remove ginger simple syrup from heat. Allow to cool and transfer to jars or bottles. 

Recipe Notes

The easiest way to peel ginger is to use the edge of a spoon to scrape it away. This results in less waste than trying to use a paring knife.

Store this simple syrup in refrigerator for a month or so.

Makes 4-5 cups of ginger syrup.

Give it as a gift

Packaged up in a pretty recycled jar, this syrup makes a lovely hostess gift. Simply tie on a cute label and include some ideas for how to use it. Or package a bottle of this syrup with a couple of cocktail glasses or mugs along with ingredients to make a ginger-spiced beverage.