Ginger Syrup Recipe
This Ginger Syrup Recipe (also called ginger simple syrup and honey ginger syrup) is a great little recipe to have in your back pocket. Add it 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 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
This recipe 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: Bring ginger and water to a simmer in a small saucepan.
- Strain: 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.
- Refrigerate: Pour ginger honey mixture in a glass jar and seal lid. Store in refrigerator.
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.
- 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 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
Ginger, also called ginger root, is one of the healthiest spices there is and it’s related to turmeric. Ginger can be used fresh (grated, chopped or juiced), dried or powdered. And it’s loaded with nutritional benefits!
- Rich with antioxidants
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Improves circulation
- Aids digestion
- Helps relieve congestion
- Anti-bacterial properties
Benefits of Honey
High quality honey is rich with nutritional perks. The darker the honey the richer the benefits.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g
theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.