I never get tired of maple syrup, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to mix it up from time to time and vary the syrups I keep in my pantry. There are some good fruit syrups out there – Raspberry, Blackberry, Blueberry, etc. – and I’ve had some good nut-infused maple syrups, too. The Ginger Syrup from The Ginger People is a little different, since it is a straight ginger syrup, sweetened and flavored with real ginger, and does not have a maple syrup base as so many syrups do.
I’ve had this syrup sitting on my shelf for a while now, but found that as I start to do more gingerbread dishes, including Gingerbread Pancakes, in the kitchen. It’s just made with ginger and a thick sugar syrup, so it has a clean ginger flavor and none of the extra stickiness of a corn syrup-based syrup. You can add it to soda water and make your own version of ginger ale, and the bottle recommends trying the syrup in cocktails, but I like a little drizzled on pancakes and quickbreads for extra sweetness and spice.