|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Lemon-ginger simple syrup is easy to make ahead of time and then use to whip up a quick pitcher of lemonade, to flavor cocktails or iced tea, or to drizzle over cakes or fresh fruit. Fans of fresh mint can replace the fresh, chopped ginger with fresh, chopped mint leaves to make a lemon-mint simple syrup.
"I love ginger. Sometimes I like to have it with a bit of sweetener but not too much. This is perfect to add to seltzer or hot tea. I added a little extra ginger for a bit more spice." —Renae Wilson
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons peeled and chopped ginger (or chopped fresh mint)
Gather the ingredients.
Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat. Stirring often, simmer the mixture for seven to ten minutes, or until the mixture has reduced to about half its original volume.
Filter through a strainer, discarding the ginger root.
Store in a clean jar with a tight lid (such as a Mason jar). Refrigerated, this syrup will keep fresh for up to six months.
Simple Syrup Uses
Add a teaspoon or so per serving to chilled drinks for a lemon-ginger flavor. Add about two teaspoons per cup of water or sparkling water to make a quick lemon-ginger lemonade. Drizzle over pancakes, fresh fruit or other sweet treats for added flavor.