Honey Ginger Syrup
Honey adds a nice touch to gin, vodka, and whisky based cocktails. Beautiful earthy flavours with a slight floral aspect to it. Unfortunately, honey by itself will seize up when chilled, making it difficult to mix into cold cocktails in its raw form. Honey ginger syrup is the perfect way to ensure the honey blends harmoniously with the rest of your ingredients. Enhanced with the contrasting flavour of fresh ginger, this simple syrup recipe is a sure way to enhance any cocktail.
- Water (1 cup)
- Honey (½ cup)
- Fresh sliced Ginger (40 grams) about the size of your palm
Heat up the water to a boil and add your fresh peeled and sliced ginger. Let boil for 10-15 minutes until the water has become a dark golden colour and the air is fragrant with ginger. Some water will be lost due to evaporation. Strain the ginger water into a small bowl while it is still hot. In a mixing bowl, add ½ cup of honey and ¼ cup of the hot ginger water. Stir together until the honey and hot ginger water have blended together. Bottle, let cool and refrigerate.