Pineapple Ginger Syrup is a quick sweet simple syrup made with natural ingredients, easy to make and great for adding tropical spiciness to cocktails and iced drinks.
🍍Ingredients and substitutes
Pineapple juice. Use 100% pineapple juice. You can use bottled or fresh, but I found that bottle keeps for a longer time in the fridge.
Ginger root. Use fresh ginger root for the best flavor. No need to peel it, but wash it thoroughly before using.
You can substitute for ginger powder, but fresh ginger gives a better, stronger taste. Ginger juice is also a good substitute, but it might be harder to find.
Sugar. Use granulate or caster white sugar for this recipe. It can be done with brown sugar, but it will change taste a bit because of the molasses addition.
🥄How to make it
As I said in the beginning, this is a thin simple syrup for drinks. This is not a thick pancake syrup.
Let's see how this syrup is made using fresh ginger root.
Mix sugar, ginger and pineapple juice and bring it to a boil.
Using a sieve, strain the syrup to remove ginger root, storing it in a jar or recipient with lid after cooled.
You can bring the ingredients to a boil using a stovetop, or boil in the microwave, like I do in my Earl Grey syrup. When using the microwave, it can take from 2 to 3 minutes for this mixture to boil.
If you're using ginger root, you need to bring the ingredients to a boil and let it rest for 20 minutes before straining.
If using ginger juice, you don't need to bring it to a boil: just heat it, like I do when making my simple syrup, to make the sugar to dissolve faster. No need to strain also, as you'll be using only juice and sugar.
This recipe makes about 1 cup of syrup, and can easily be doubled.
- Shake well pineapple juice before measuring it, if using bottled.
- You don't need to peel the ginger root for this recipe to work: just remember to clean it well before using, to remove any dirt from the peel.
- If using ginger powder, choose a brand you trust, so you don't get a "funny" ginger taste.
🙋🏻♀️Question you might have
Yes, pineapple ginger syrup is a sweet syrup, made to be used for sweetening and adding flavor to cocktails and drinks.
This pineapple ginger syrup has a more prominent pineapple taste. It’s sweet, tropical and spicy.
Yes! Substitute sugar for your favorite sweetener. I’ve tried it with erythritol and monk sugar sweetener, and got great results with both! For these 2 substitutions, use the same amount you would use of sugar.
Simple syrups usually keep well for 3 weeks to a month if stored correctly. Store it in an airtight bottle or jar, and keep it inside the fridge.
🥂Recipes to use this simple syrup
Use this syrup to sweeten drinks. My favorite suggestions for using this syrup are:
Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink: This Starbucks inspired drink is perfect for all matcha lovers.
Iced Guava Passionfruit: If you like tropical flavors, you should definitely try this one!
Pineapple Ginger Syrup
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ¼ cup ginger cubed
- ½ cup sugar
- Chop fresh ginger root into cubes.
- Mix pineapple juice, ginger and sugar.
- In a saucepan, or in a microwave-safe container, bring the ingredients to a boil.
- After boiling, remove from heat and mix for sugar to fully dissolve.
- Let it cool for at least 20 minutes. That will make sure the syrup gets enough ginger flavor when using fresh ginger root.
- Strain the syrup to remove ginger root.
- Store it in a jar or recipient with an airtight lid after cooled. Keep it refrigerated.
If using ginger juice, you don't need to bring it to a boil: just heat so the sugar dissolves faster. No need to strain also, as you'll be using only juice and sugar.