Ginger Infused Simple Syrup
3 reasons why you should make infused simple syrup: 1) It’s delicious; 2) It’s easy to make; 3) It will make you look fancy :) Also it’s a great way to monitor how much sugar you’re drinking instead of throwing back countless high sugar mixed drinks and processed juices. I love to add this to (sugarless) iced tea and lemonade (or why not both in an Arnold Palmer!
*Note if you do not like your ginger flavoring too spicy, I would skip step one and just use regular water.
Ingredients:--Makes about 5 Cups
4 C granulated sugar
2 C water
3-4 Inch piece of ginger (peeled and chopped into a few pieces)
In a medium saucepan, add water and ginger and bring to a rolling boil.*
Add sugar to pot and bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
Remove ginger pieces and strain into a storage container. Allow to cool fully before sealing and storing.