This easy to make spiced ginger simple syrup is prepared with sugar (or panela/piloncillo), fresh ginger, cinnamon, cloves, all spice, and water.
I originally made this ginger simple syrup to spice up my hard cider sangria recipe. I made more than I needed for that recipe and have since used the rest of it to sweeten drinks, it works for any cocktail where you want a hint of spice flavor as well as for tea and coffee.
This spiced simple syrup can also be made using panela or piloncillo and will have a richer more intense flavor, similar to miel de panela. The panela or piloncillo spiced simple syrup will work great as a topping for pancakes, waffles and even cakes.
Spiced ginger simple syrup
- 2 ounce chunk of fresh ginger crushed or grated
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cloves
- 3 all spice berries
- 2 cups of sugar – could also use panela/piloncillo
- 2 cups of water use less for a thicker syrup
- Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over low-medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Let the syrup cool down and strain to remove the ginger and spices.
- Use as needed.