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Ginger Simple Syrup

This easy ginger simple uses fresh ginger and lemon (or lime!) to create a spicy sweet syrup.  It’s perfect for ginger ale and cocktails!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 48 people
Calories 18kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz fresh ginger Use more for a spicier syrup
  • 1 lemon or lime, quartered + juiced
  • 1 cup water (filtered)
  • 1 cup sugar OR 3/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • Thinly slice the ginger. Add the ginger, lemon juice, and lemon quarters to a small saucepan.
  • Cover the pot, bring to a boil, and immediately lower the temperature. Bring liquid down to a light simmer. Continue simmering covered for about 30 minutes.
  • Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the ginger water into a large measuring cup (or another container). You should have about 1 cup of liquid left. If you have less, add filtered water until you have one cup.
  • Rinse out the saucepan, and pour the ginger water back in. Add the sugar or honey, stir over low heat until the sugar or honey dissolves.
  • Pour the syrup into a glass jar, or funnel into bottes. Store in the fridge and use within two weeks.

Notes

Nutrition information assumes sugar instead of honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg