Ginger Simple Syrup (Maceration)
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This simple syrup unlocks the moisture from the ginger to produce the simple syrup. You likely won’t have to add any water at all and will be left with a beautiful syrup that packs a serious punch of ginger!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (454 grams) ginger
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Grate ginger (no need to peel).
  2. Mix ginger and sugar. Cover and place in fridge. Leave for 24 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times in that period.
  3. Transfer ginger-mixture into a saucepan and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir to prevent burning and to ensure ginger is dissolved.
  4. Strain ginger solids from liquid. Squeeze the solids to release as much liquid as possible. You can use as-is or simmer to reduce liquid until 1 cup of liquid remains (alternatively if you have less than a cup of simple syrup you can add water until it reaches 1 cup).
Notes
How to Use: Stir 1 ounce of this syrup with 1 ounce of lime, 2 ounces of dark rum and a splash of soda water for cocktail version of a Dark and Stormy. This is also great added to citrus tea, soda water or roasting vegetables.
Recipe by Food Bloggers of Canada at https://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/a-bartenders-best-friend-simple-syrup/