This gingerbread syrup, made with sweet molasses, fresh ginger, and a blend of seasonal spices, will infuse a festive spirit and the flavor of freshly baked gingerbread cookies into your holiday drinks.
Why we love this gingerbread syrup
- This gingerbread syrup can be used to enhance so many beverages, try adding this syrup to a simple white russian cocktail or enjoy a warm, homemade gingerbread latté. You can even pour this over pancakes or waffles for a holiday twist on your morning meal.
- Homemade gingerbread syrup also makes a thoughtfully sweet gift during the holiday season. Pour it into a charming bottle, add a festive ribbon, and share some holiday cheer.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Brown sugar
- Fresh ginger
- Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
- Vanilla extract
How to make homemade gingerbread syrup
Make the syrup. In a large saucepan, boil water and add brown sugar and molasses. Stir occasionally until sugar has dissolved.
Simmer the spices. Stir in the ginger and spices and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool before transferring it to a storage container.
Everything you need to know about gingerbread syrup
If you’ve made your fancy cocktails and have leftover gingerbread syrup, there are still a bunch of different things can do with it! Try it in your coffee or tea, jazz up cold drinks like lemonade or iced tea with a splash of gingerbread syrup. You can drizzle it over ice cream or even a fruit salad. It works well for a meat marinade or as a sauce for a stir-fry sauce. Bake with it, use it in a salad dressing or stir it into yogurt or oatmeal. Seriously, you can do so much with it. You can even add it to a plain club soda for a subtly flavored drink.
Homemade simple syrup can typically last for up to one month when stored properly in the refrigerator. Make sure to use a clean airtight storage container, remove any mix-ins, and store in the fridge when not using for best results.
You want to bring the water for simple syrup to boiling and then remove it from the heat. The longer you let the water boil the thicker your simple syrup will become, as the water evaporated.
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Holiday cocktails you should try
- Sugar cookie martini
- Poinsettia cocktail (cranberry mimosa)
- Rosemary pomegranate gin cocktail
- Christmas sangria
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- 1 cup water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Mixer
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size: 1 Ounce
- Calories: 87
- Sugar: 21.5 g
- Sodium: 8.4 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 22.1 g
- Fiber: 0.2 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Last Updated on December 12, 2023 by Melissa Belanger
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