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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


  1. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine all ingredients listed. Bring to a boil, stirring to make sure the ingredients blend together.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

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).