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Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe


An image of Brown Sugar Ginger Simple Syrup in a glass.

This spicy, warming syrup can be used to sweeten and flavor iced coffee, iced tea, hot drinks or cocktails.

Marko Goodwin
This variation on a bar staple is richer and spicier than traditional simple syrup. It was created for Spiked Ginger Coffee, but it also tastes great with masala chai and other hot or cold drinks. Since it's a liquid sweetener, it's ideal for sweetening and flavoring cold coffee, cold tea and chilled cocktails.

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 38 minutes

Yield: Makes about one cup


  • 1 cup semi-packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 peeled, sliced piece of ginger, about the size of a large grape


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Boil for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and strain the ginger.
  4. Allow to cool, and then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to six months.

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