Ginger Syrup Recipe
This Ginger Syrup Recipe (also called honey ginger syrup) is a great little recipe to have in your back pocket. Add it to tea, lemonade and even 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
- 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.
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.