This is my easy ginger infused simple syrup recipe.
I made it to go in a delicious cocktail recipe that I’ll be blogging about soon. Soon, as in Friday.
This will be a fairly short post because there is not much to it.
But let’s have a flashback first.
Have I told you about my love/hate relationship with ginger?
As a child, my mom would give me ginger ale when I wasn’t feeling well. I loved that.
I went out to a cool Chinese food restaurant with friends long ago and I ordered a dish that came in a soup tureen. It had a lots of seafood in it, like shrimp, scallops, mussels etc. and I was super excited to dig into it. When the tureen was put in front of me, I took off the lid and the scent that wafted out at me was . . . simply put . . . disgusting. I stirred it and saw all these huge pieces of ginger floating around in it. That started my hate relationship with ginger.
I took a taste. Glurg.
It was so gingery, I couldn’t eat it.
Do you get that?
Never has that happened in a restaurant.
Oh, I can hear you now. Why didn’t you read the menu and see that it had enough ginger in it to choke a horse?
Believe me, I asked the waiter for the menu just to see if I missed it.
Nope. No mention of five pounds of ginger. In fact, no mention of any ginger.
My friend Devon was great. She let me eat some of her food. Someone else took my discarded meal home.
That was years ago but, slowly, I have brought ginger back in my life. Slowly.
How to make ginger infused simple syrup
Here are all the ingredients: Two big pieces of ginger, water and sugar.
I start off by peeling the ginger and cutting it into pieces. I measure out 1 cup of water and the same amount of sugar and place them in a saucepan along with the ginger.
Onto the stove it goes and I turn the heat to medium. Once it starts boiling, I turn it down to a simmer and let it cook for 20 minutes.
I strain the chunks of ginger out of the liquid and pour the ginger infused simple syrup into a container.
Look at it! Woohoo.
All I have to do is let it cool, but first I want to take another photo.
Can you see that it’s still hot? It is steaming up the glass jar.
Here’s the cocktail I make with this luscious easy ginger infused simple syrup!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
- 6 inches ginger root
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- Peel and chop ginger in pieces and add to a saucepan
- Add water and sugar and place on medium heat
- Once it comes to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes
- Strain the ginger out of the liquid and pour it into a glass container
- Do not sip, too concentrated and sweet
- Use in a delicious cocktail