Homemade Ginger Syrup – Chef’s Pencil

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Ginger has so many positive qualities! It is one of the most famous spices of the Orient and it’s a key ingredient in many Asian dishes and desserts.

Ginger has an aromatic, pungent, and spicy taste and works wonders for our health. In your daily diet, it energizes, stimulates digestion, serves as a remedy for colds and nausea, and boosts immunity.

It is finally warm, sunny, early summer—just the time for the coolest of lemonades flavored with this homemade ginger syrup. This ginger syrup is extremely easy to prepare and will always be in my pantry from now on!

Homemade Ginger Syrup

Diana Oana

This tangy, pungent ginger simple syrup is great for adding extra flavor to cool summer lemonades and cocktails.

Prep Time 10 minutes minsCook Time 1 hour hrTotal Time 1 hour hr 10 minutes mins

Course DrinksCuisine International

Ingredients MetricUS Customary 1x2x3x200 g ginger root250 g granulated sugar1 lime1 l water
Instructions Wash the ginger root thoroughly under cold running water, then slice it thinly. For a more intense flavor and color do not peel it. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low to medium heat for an hour.Strain the syrup (about half a liter or about 2 cups) through gauze and store it in a tightly sealed bottle. It will keep in the fridge for up to two months.For flavoring classic lemonade, mix one spoonful of syrup for every 200 ml (~1 cup) of lemonade and add some fresh mint leaves. Ginger gives the lemonade a very special flavor!

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Diana Oana
As an award winning food blogger, I started my culinary journey in 2010, driven by a fervent commitment to crafting flavorful, tasty meals that defy the stereotype of bland health cuisine.

I love to cook anything from appetizers to main courses and desserts from a wide range of cuisines as well as traditional Romanian dishes.

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