Homemade Ginger Syrup, Ginger Candy and Ginger Ale

 Homemade Ginger Syrup, Ginger Candy and Ginger Ale via The Baker Chick

People always ask me where I come up with the recipes that I post on the blog. I wish that I had an elaborate system and that I scheduled all my choices days in advance. Unfortunately, my method is much more random. For example, the other day I had a cup of lemon tea with some Ginger Syrup in it, and I instantly became fixated on creating it at home. “How hard can it be?” I thought as I inhaled that cup of tea.

Turns out- I was right! Making Ginger Syrup is not only extremely easy, but the possibilities for using it are endless. Have you ever had a Homemade Ginger Ale with strong gingery taste and a tart lime wedge? Or did you know that when you make Ginger Syrup you actually are making Candied Ginger in the process? And don’t even get me started on how many different cocktails you could make with this. I’m thinking this syrup with some bourbon and a splash of soda would be amazing don’t you?

 Homemade Ginger Syrup, Ginger Candy and Ginger Ale via The Baker Chick

It’s freezing today in NYC, and I can’t wait to have another cup of lemon tea with some of this deliciousness mixed in. Have a great weekend!

Homemade Ginger Syrup, Ginger Candy and Ginger Ale


  • 1 cup of peeled fresh ginger, cut into thin slices
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar plus 1/4 cup extra for candy


  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is mostly dissolved. Add ginger and stir to make sure all of it is well-coated. Reduce head to medium low and let mixture simmer for and hour, stirring occasionally. (If you cut your ginger into larger chunks you may need more time- you will know when it's done because the ginger will be soft.)
  2. On a baking sheet- sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Remove ginger from syrup with a slotted spoon and shake of all excess liquid. Toss the ginger pieces in the sugar until well coated. Let dry on a for a few hours or overnight until hardened.
  3. Let syrup cool, put into a container and enjoy! Or make a ginger ale right away by mixing 2-3 tablespoons of syrup with a pint glass full of seltzer water. Yum!

Recipe adapted from: Brooklyn Farm House

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  1. says

    Gorgeous – I love making things that can be put to multiple (delicious) uses. Ginger is perfect at this time of year – fresh enough to feel healthy but still rich and comforting.

  2. Anaritam3 says

    I will for sure do this…It’s so easy as you said …
    And i bet that lemon tea and the ginger syrup is also good for cold’s.


  3. says

    I made some ginger syrup this past October and made a cocktail with Grey Goose Pear vodka and a splash of hard pear cider. Float a few fresh cranberries on top. YUMMY!

  4. theharriedcook says

    This would make such an awesome gift! I love the recipe, the pictures and that gorgeous bottle! :) Been away from blogging for a while, and so glad to come back this :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lori S. says

    hi Audra! First time posting a comment but I’ve been a big fan every since I stumbled upon your page a few months ago. I’ve never had ginger syrup but I think I will definitely attempt to try this recipe out! Keep up the awesome blogs :)

  6. Bernadettemoore138 says

    Remember that ginger is good for an upset stomach ,so you can use the syrup strait or in seltzer water.very yummy

  7. says

    I have been looking for a recipe for Ginger syrup. There is a little place in Santa Ana, CA that makes Ginger Lemonade. It is the best lemonade ever. I am going to try to make it again using your recipe. Thanks

  8. Terri says

    Very excited to find this recipe! I love anything that is ginger. It will be perfect for my new favorite cocktail: gin, grapefruit juice, and ginger ale. Store bought ginger ale is never gingery enough!

    Also, I am highly addicted the Ginger People ginger chews and would love a recipe if you or any of your readers have one! The only one I’ve tried turned out good but were a hard candy and not chewy!

    I just discovered your blog today and have several recipes lined up to try. thank you!

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