Audrey Saunder’s Ginger Syrup

Audrey Saunders

This is the ginger syrup recipe that evolved into Audrey Saunder’s ginger beer, a key component of the modern classic Gin-Gin Mule.

Reprinted with permission from The New Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff, copyright © 2020. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House.


Yield: 30 ounces

  • 1 pound fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 4 cups Demerara sugar
  • 1 quart water

  1. Combine the ginger, lime juice, sugar and water in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer, do not boil, until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain, let cool, then bottle.

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