Homemade Ginger Syrup

Ginger SyrupWhen I was a kid, I was never a fan of fresh ginger. I don’t know if it was the texture or the taste, but I really hated it! My mom used it a lot in her Filipino cooking and she’d always tell me to eat it because it was so healthy and would make me feel better. A dish she would make called Arroz Caldo was a big favorite in our family and I remember taking the chunks of ginger out of my bowl. Fast forward to now and I don’t think I could live without it! I use it almost everyday, especially with tea, green smoothies and cocktails. Here’s an easy ginger syrup recipe for cocktails or a refreshing summer drink.

I like my ginger syrup pretty bold but if you want a sweeter mixture add about a 1/4 cup more sugar. For a quick ginger ale recipe, add 2-3 tablespoons of ginger syrup to a cup of club soda and stir!

Ginger Syrup ingredients

Bring ingredients to a simmer and cook for 1-1 1/2 hours.

Bring ingredients to a simmer and cook for an hour.

Strain liquid into a container before using and refrigerate.

Strain liquid into a container before using and refrigerate.

Ginger Syrup finished

Homemade Ginger Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh ginger, sliced
  • 3/4 cup raw cane sugar, or to taste
  • 1 whole lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups water

Thinly slice the ginger and place in a pan. Then add sugar, lemon juice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat then bring to a simmer, and cook for about 1 hour to an hour and a half until liquid has reduced by more than half. Remove pan from heat, cover and let the mixture cool. Strain liquid, then place syrup into a container before using and refrigerate.

Total Time: 90 minutes
Yield: around 1 cup
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4 Responses to “Homemade Ginger Syrup”

  1. Dale Brent July 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    How long will this last?

    • Barb July 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

      Hi Dale – I would say the ginger syrup would last up to 2 weeks refrigerated.

  2. Jim Clark August 3, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    I don’t know, Dale… this stuff is so good it only lasts a few days around my house 😉

  3. Beth February 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm #


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