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Gingerbread Simple Syrup

Get into the festive spirit by using this gingerbread simple syrup in your favorite holiday coffees, teas, and cocktails!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Cup


  • 3/4 C water
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg


  • 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.
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