What do the El Diablo, Smoke and Mirrors, and Penicillin cocktails have in common? If you said that they are all delicious, you’re right! If you said they all contain ginger flavour, you’re also right! Ginger syrup is a key ingredient in many cocktails and adds a nice spicy note with some earthy tones to your creations. Ginger is a very versatile flavour that is often underutilized. Ginger pairs well with so many things that ginger syrup should absolutely be on your radar if you're creating cocktails either for your own pleasure or for others to enjoy. Some common flavour pairings with ginger are fruits, like apples, berries and bananas; herbs, which means its a great blend with gin cocktails, honey, citrus, vanilla, and many many more. Easy to make and delicious to drink.
- ⅓ Cup Fresh Sliced Ginger (Peeled)
- ½ Cup Sugar
- ¾ Cup Water
- Add water to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Add your fresh, peeled ginger to the water.
- Let simmer on a very low boil for 10 minutes.
- Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Remove from heat once sugar is dissolved.
- Let rest at room temperature until cool.
- Strain into a clean jar or bottle.
- Keeps for a week.
NOTE: If you wish to have a stronger flavored syrup, you can add more ginger while preparing the recipe OR leave the pieces of ginger in the syrup for up to 12 hours more before draining them out.
TIP: Fresh ginger often has an awkward shape and can be tricky to peel. Do not use a peeler to peel ginger. Simply use the edges of the bowl of a regular metal spoon, it will peel easily and you will be able to peel in the little nooks and crannies.