Vanilla-Ginger Simple Syrup

Sugar and water boiling in saucepan

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Yield: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
50 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a fabulous flavor-infused simple syrup and can be added to cocktails that call for simple syrup like the Nutty Martini where the vanilla and ginger can enhance yet not ruin the base flavors of the drink. This will store for up to a week when refrigerated.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger

  • 2 vanilla beans, split and scraped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

  3. Remove from the heat and let steep for 20 minutes.

  4. Strain out vanilla bean pods and ginger.

  5. Let the syrup cool before bottling.

  6. Use in your favorite drinks, and enjoy.