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Homemade Gingerbread Syrup

Full of brown sugar, spice, and everything nice, this homemade gingerbread syrup is a lovely addition to your coffee and cocktails this winter season. #gingerbread #holidays #DIY | FeastInThyme.com
Makes about ½ cup of syrup
Course cocktails, Dessert, syrups
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, cinnamon, clove, cocktail, gingerbread, holiday, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Infusing Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients listed. Bring to a boil, stirring to make sure the ingredients blend together.
  • Reduce to medium low and let simmer for about 20 minutes. Once reduced and slightly syrupy, remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Carefully strain the whole ingredients out of the syrup. Once cool enough to handle, store the gingerbread syrup in a swing top bottle or mason jar and keep in the fridge. Syrup will keep for at least a month.


Quantity: You can easily double this recipe to make 1 cup of gingerbread syrup by doubling the brown sugar, water, and molasses. There is no need to double the whole spices.

Making Cocktails: This amount of syrup is enough to make 4 Rum Rum Reindeer cocktails (recipe to come).