Place all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring contents to a slow boil (avoid a rolling boil), then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer simple syrup until molasses and sugar have dissolved (about 5-10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
Remove the gingerbread syrup from the heat and allow it to cool completely
Transfer the simple syrup to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
*Make sure to shake your syrup before using. This helps to redistribute the spices throughout your gingerbread syrup.
*Optional nutmeg: To add nutmeg or not to add nutmeg? That is the question. If what you love about gingerbread cookies and breads is that sharp spice, I recommend adding up to ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg. If you don’t want your holiday beverages to have the bold spice from nutmeg (which can be overpowering if a high quantity is used) - use a pinch or skip the nutmeg all together.