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Quick post today to help get everyone on the path to house-made mixers and syrups.
Hopefully you’re all making your own grenadine and adding ginger syrup to your repertoire will give you another great option. Ginger is a great ingredient for cocktails. The spiciness pairs well with so many things, making it very versatile. It can be mixed with dark rums in the winter, with strawberries in the spring and with lemon and mint in the summer. It’s great with rum, always works with vodka, and can complement a gin cocktail incredibly well.
And making ginger syrup is simple. Here’s what you need to do:
Take one large piece of ginger (about 3 oz worth), peel it and chop it into pieces. On your stove, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water. Toss in the ginger and bring the whole mixture to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer lightly for ten minutes or so. Strain out the ginger and voila! You’ll have a lovely, ginger infused simple syrup.
Use it in place of regular simple syrup or in combination with other sweeteners as you see fit.