ginger syrup for mocktails

A recipe for delicious and versatile ginger syrup

Ginger syrup is a key ingredient in many mocktails, including the Night Train, a chaga based mocktail we often drink.

It adds a spicy sweetness and a little kick at the back of the throat that’s reminiscent of the mouthfeel of alcohol. It just makes things a little more interesting.

You can also use ginger syrup to stir into tea or drizzle over ice cream.

Ginger syrup for mocktails and other drinks

Ginger syrup adds a warming and spicy note to mocktails and many other drinks.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Drinks


  • 1.5 cup ginger cleaned and sliced, no need to peel
  • 2 cup sugar brown sugar works best
  • 2 cup water


  • Bring sugar, and water to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Stir gently until the sugar has dissolved completely.
  • Add the sliced ginger.
  • Gently simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes.
  • Strain through a fine sieve, then allow cool to room temperature before decanting into a clean glass bottle.


This will make about 2 cups of ginger syrup and keep for about 6 months.

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