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
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
141 Calories
0g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 5g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*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.


  • 8 ounces sugar
  • 8 ounces water
  • 1/4 cup ginger (fresh and chopped)
  • 2 vanilla beans (split and scraped)

Steps to Make It

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

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

  3. Strain out vanilla bean pods and ginger and cool syrups.