Homemade Ginger Syrup, Ginger Candy and Ginger Ale


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?


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!
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Recipe adapted from: Brooklyn Farm House


  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    Yum! The possibilites with this are endless! Love it!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. bakeyourday says:

    I LOVE making these kinds of things at home. I bet this would be perfect for tea!

  5. My mom would love this. She loves anything with ginger. Great gift idea.
    LOVE your site, can’t wait to check out more of your recipes!

    : ))

  6. Adorable. Both you and your blog. I’m glad I found you. We both share the same love of sweet treats and homemade goods. I hope you are doing well!

  7. I’ve never tried ginger syrup, but I do like the flavor of ginger. I’m sure I’d like it!

  8. Thank you so much! I really appreciate you stopping by!

  9. Thanks Jen! Yes great idea- this would be a lovely gift!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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 :)

  13. Thanks so much Lori! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment :)

  14. Bernadettemoore138 says:

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

  15. 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

  16. 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!

  17. Have you ever tried to can your syrup? I am asking because I have a lot of ginger and would like to preserve it.

    1. Hey Grace- I actually haven’t- but from what I know about canning I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work!

  18. I’m in the process of making this as we speak, and it smells great! Thanks for the lovely recipe :)

    1. Thanks Nicola! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! :)

  19. Moscow Mules are our favorite cocktail of the moment and I can’t wait to try this recipe in our next batch. I’m sure it will be a hit!

  20. Enjoyed this site and I will use regularly was looking for ginger hard candy and found much more

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