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Ginger Syrup (for drinks)

Ginger syrup is sweet, fragrant with a bit of heat to spice up any drinks you add it to. The syrup requires only three ingredients, and you can easily make a large batch and store it in the refrigerator.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 876kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 4.5 oz fresh ginger
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water


  • Scrape the skin from the ginger roots with a small paring knife or a spoon. Give the ginger a quick rinse under water.
  • Slice ginger into thin slices (about 1/3-inch thick) and smash or crush them.
  • Add ginger, sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Once the mixture starts to boil, skim off foam and lower heat to a simmer.
  • Cover the saucepan with the lid slightly askew and simmer gently for 30-35 minutes to thicken the mixture into syrup.
  • Strain the syrup. Store the liquid in a clean jar or bottle with several slices of the ginger you just strained. Let it cool and then store in the refrigerator with the jar/bottle lid on.


This recipe yields a little under 1 cup of ginger syrup. The syrup will continue to thicken slightly as you cool it.


Calories: 876kcal | Carbohydrates: 223g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 202g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg