As someone who makes cocktails all the time, having simple syrup on hand is imperative. However, the basic simple syrup can get to be a little boring sometimes. So, to add a little kick to a few of my cocktails, I started making flavored simple syrups. This ginger simple syrup is by far one of my favorites. It adds so much depth of flavor to my cocktails, lemonade, teas…basically anything you might add a sweetener to. Something about the kick of ginger in a drink just screams “Refreshing” to me.
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 piece (about 10 inches long and 4 ounces; or use several small pieces) fresh ginger
(There’s mint in the photo because I also made mint simple syrup as well)
1. Peel ginger and cut into very thin rounds
2. Bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add ginger; bring to a simmer.
3. Remove from heat, and let steep 30 minutes. Pour syrup through a fine sieve into an airtight container; discard ginger. Refrigerate up to 1 month.
The mint simple syrup I made. Recipe can be found in my Mint Juleps post
Bye For Now…..