Ginger is one of my husband’s very favorite flavors and so ginger simple syrup has become one of those things I like to keep on hand. It’s pretty easy to make (especially if you don’t peel your ginger) and stores well in the fridge. We love putting a generous splash in a pitcher of lemon or limeade to add a little bit of bite and extra flavor. Or making a ginger lime fizz (a splash of ginger syrup, a splash of lime juice, and top it all off with sparkling water). I’ve even used my ginger syrup to brush a spice cake before frosting, which adds a ton of flavor and extra moisture to your cake!
Ginger Simple Syrup
- 8 ounces fresh ginger unpeeled and cleaned
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups sugar
Cut the ginger into thin slices. (You do not have to peel the ginger before slicing as long at is clean.)
Add the ginger, water, sugar, to a large nonreactive pan. Heat to a boil, stirring occasionally as the sugar dissolves.
Reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for an hour. The longer you allow the mixture to simmer the stronger the ginger flavor will be in the final syrup.
Let the mixture cool then strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer or cheese cloth into your desired storage container. Syrup should be stored in the refrigerator, covered.