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Ginger Simple Syrup

ginger simple syrup Beverage
Ginger Simple Syrup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ginger infused simple syrup is so easy to make! It will add a touch of festive cheer to your favorite cocktail, and, decanted in a pretty bottle, is a delightful homemade hostess gift. ...MORE+ LESS-

May 28, 2018

Ingredients

8
oz fresh ginger root (2 pieces, each about 10 inches long)
2
cups sugar
2
cups water

Steps

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  • 1
    Peel the ginger root with a vegetable peeler, and cut into thin rounds.
  • 2
    Bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium high heat.
  • 3
    Add the sliced ginger and bring the mixture back up to a simmer.
  • 4
    Remove from heat and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Strain syrup through fine mesh. Discard ginger.
  • 6
    Keep the syrup for a month refrigerated in an airtight container.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Fresh ginger is slightly spicy, slightly sweet and totally unique. And since the standard simple syrup can be a bit, well, simple, we thought we’d throw in a little ginger to liven things up. After all, isn’t that the reason to have a cocktail in the first place? If you’ve never purchased fresh ginger before, you can find it at any grocery store. Just look for the knobby-looking, branch-like things in the produce section. Once you’ve gotten your hands on some and have mixed up your cocktails, feel free to store any unused syrup in a glass container for up to three weeks. Cocktails aside, this syrup tastes great as a sweetener for iced tea and iced coffee, too. Talk about versatility! Is it just us or has all this talk of cocktails, coffee and iced tea have you parched? Lucky for you, we have a whole gang of thirst-quenching drinks you'll want to try.

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