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.
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.
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
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.
- 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)
- Simmer ginger: Bring ginger and water to a simmer in a small saucepan.
- Strain ginger juice: Strain mixture and set aside or discard pieces of ginger root.
- Add honey: Allow the ginger juice to cool then stir in honey 1/4 cup at a time for desired sweetness.
- 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.
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.
BENEFITS OF GINGER
- Rich with antioxidants
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Improves circulation
- Aids digestion
- Helps relieve congestion
- Anti-bacterial properties
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)
MORE GINGER RECIPES
- Ginger Shot
- Turmeric Shots
- Lemon Ginger Morning Detox Drink
- Detox Honey Lemon Ginger Slices
- Beet Ginger Detox Juice
- Immune Boosting Ginger Tea
- Anti-inflammatory Ginger Ice Cubes
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1 cup fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup clover honey
- Peel ginger and cut into pieces.
- Bring ginger and water to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
- Strain through a sieve and reserve ginger for another use or discard.
- Set ginger water aside to cool for 5 minutes
- Add honey 1/4 cup at a time and mix with water until honey dissolves and you achieve desired sweetness.
Start out adding 1/4 cup of honey at a time to reach desired sweetness.