I just love fresh ginger. This syrup is great to use in cocktails or just use with soda water as a refreshing pick me up in the afternoon. It also helps when you’re not feeling your best or a bit nauseous.
100g fresh ginger
4 cups of water
1 cup sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
Grate ginger into a saucepan and add all other ingredients. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for 30-40 minutes until slightly syrupy.
Let cool and then strain through a fine sieve. Store syrup in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
You can use the reserved strained ginger in ice cream – delicious!