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Fall Rye Amaro cocktail with orange, cinnamon, star anise garnish

Chai Spice Infused Simple

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
Take your simple syrup into the East with this chai spice-infused simple syrup made from a ginger beer reduction. Just let the mixture reduce on the stove at a low boil until reduced by half and add some sugar to create this complex, flavorful simple syrup.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Syrups
Servings 1


  • 2 cans of ginger beer - 8 oz each
  • 4 cinnamon sticks cracked
  • 1 nutmeg crushed/cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 6 whole cardamom pods lightly bruised
  • 4 allspice
  • 2 star anise
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Add the ginger beer and spices to a small sauce pan and set to a low boil (watch to make sure it doesn’t boil over due to the carbonation in the soda). Let reduce to ½ - about 45 mins, stirring occasionally. Add ½ cup of sugar, mix and let cook completely. Strain and pour into a clean jar. Store in the fridge.
Keyword allspice, cardamom, chai simple syrup, chai spice, cinnamon, clove, ginger, ginger beer, nutmeg, peppercorn, simple syrup
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