In a medium size saucepan, combine the ingredients. Heat over medium heat, stirring until combined.
Bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar melts and does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Once the liquid reaches a slow boil and the sugar is completely melted, turn off the heat and let cool in the pan.
Transfer to a heat proof storage container. Shake well before each use to redistribute the spices.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge in between uses. Shake or stir before using if the spices have settled.
Real ginger can be used in place of the ground ginger. If substituting, use half the amount called for in the recipe (½ teaspoon).