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Ginger Syrup

For a more intense flavor, make this syrup a day before using, allowing the ginger to sit in the syrup, refrigerated, overnight.

  • yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 six-inch piece fresh ginger, finely diced

Cook's Note

Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, up to a week.


  1. Step 1

    Place sugar, ginger, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook about 1 hour, until ginger flavor is quite strong. Let cool; strain before using.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1999

Reviews (1)

  • 2 Dec, 2013

    Intense flavor. Great in cocktails, too strong for a sauce. Syrup is surprisingly dark.