Easy Gingerbread Syrup Recipe

  • 1 cup thinly sliced ginger
  • 24 (1 inch) pieces cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons whole allspice berries
  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 2 whole nutmegs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 3 quarts water, plus more as needed
  • 6 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  1. Place ginger, cinnamon sticks, allspice, peppercorns, nutmeg, and cloves together in a cheesecloth pouch or a large tea bag infuser.
  2. Combine water and spice bag in a large pot; bring to a boil. Boil, adding more water as necessary as water evaporates, until flavors are blended and 6 to 8 cups of liquid remain, about 45 minutes. Remove spice bag; when cool enough to handle, squeeze any excess liquid back into the pot.
  3. Stir sugar and honey into spiced water; continue boiling until desired syrup consistency is reached, 1 to 2 hours. Transfer to clean bottles or jars to store.