Ginger Syrup Recipe

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is a great little recipe to have in your back pocket.  Add one to two spoonfuls of ginger syrup to tea, lemonade and water (hot or cold) for an incredible pop of flavor.  It also makes a great base when mixed with sparkling water for homemade ginger ale.                  This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

Ginger syrup is made with ginger root, honey and water. It adds a little spice and a host of nutritional benefits when added to water, tea, club soda, smoothies and more.

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

Ginger is rich with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to help aid digestion, reduce nausea and lesson duration of the common cold. Adding more ginger to your daily wellness plan with give a good boost to your immune system.  

GINGER SIMPLE SYRUP INGREDIENTS

This honey ginger syrup recipe is made with just 3 simple ingredients!

  • Fresh ginger root
  • Pure clover honey
  • Water

HOW TO MAKE GINGER SYRUP

Making ginger syrup is similar to making any other simple syrup, and it comes together in about 25 minutes start-to-finish.

  1. Prepare ginger:  Peel and cut ginger (I like to peel mine, but it’s not necessary to and the taste of unpeeled ginger isn’t much different)
  2. Simmer ginger:  Bring ginger and water to a simmer in a small saucepan.
  3. Strain ginger juice:  Strain mixture and set aside or discard pieces of ginger root.
  4. Add honey: Allow the ginger juice to cool then stir in honey 1/4 cup at a time for desired sweetness. 
  5. Store ginger honey mixture:  Pour ginger honey mixture in a glass jar and seal lid.  Store in refrigerator.  

Bring ginger, sugar, and water to a simmer in a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then gently simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve and reserve ginger for another use (see cooks’ note, below), then cool to room temperature

HOW TO PEEL GINGER

You can use either a vegetable peeler or the back of a spoon to peel ginger.  When using a spoon to peel ginger, hold the root in one and and the round of a metal spoon in the other.  Scrape the edge of the spoon along the root to peel away the skin. 

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

HOW TO USE GINGER SYRUP

There are so many ways to put this amazing ginger syrup to good use!  

  • Ginger water: add 1-2 teaspoons ginger syrup to a glass of water and serve over ice.
  • Lemon ginger water: stir the juice of 1/4 to 1/2 lemon with 1-2 teaspoons ginger syrup to a glass of water and serve over ice.
  • Hot ginger tea:  heat a cup of water and stir in 1-2 teaspoons ginger syrup.
  • Ginger lemon honey tea:  heat a cup of water and stir in juice of 1/4 to 1/2 lemon and 1-2 teaspoons of ginger syrup to water.
  • Hot tea:  instead of using honey, stir in 1-2 teaspoons ginger syrup to a cup of your favorite hot tea.
  • Ginger lemonade:  use this simple ginger syrup instead of using a simple syrup when making homemade lemonade.
  • Ginger ale: pour 1/4 cup ginger syrup and 3/4 cup sparkling water (or club soda or seltzer water).  Serve over ice.
  • Ginger smoothie:  add a 1-2 teaspoons of ginger syrup to the blender when blending your morning smoothie.

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

BENEFITS OF GINGER 

  • Rich with antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Improves circulation
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps relieve congestion
  • Anti-bacterial properties

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

BENEFITS OF HONEY

  • Rich with antioxidants (1)
  • Provides anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits
  • Therapeutic benefits in the management of certain ailments (respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems) (2)
  • May help lower blood pressure (3) (4)

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is made with ginger juice and honey, and it adds a pop of flavor and added nutrition when added to water, tea and club soda

MORE GINGER RECIPES

Ginger Syrup Recipe
Yield: 1 cup

Ginger Syrup Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This Ginger Syrup Recipe is a great little recipe to have in your back pocket.  Add one to two spoonfuls of ginger syrup to tea, lemonade and water (hot or cold) for an incredible pop of flavor.  It also makes a great base when mixed with sparkling water for homemade ginger ale.         

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup clover honey

Instructions

  1. Peel ginger and cut into pieces.
  2. Bring ginger and water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  4. Strain through a sieve and reserve ginger for another use or discard.
  5. Set ginger water aside to cool for 5 minutes
  6. Add honey 1/4 cup at a time and mix with water until honey dissolves and you achieve desired sweetness.

Notes

Start out adding 1/4 cup of honey at a time to reach desired sweetness.

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