Ginger simple syrup is a popular drink sweetener that adds a little spice to a variety of cocktail, tea, and coffee recipes.
An apple is an excellent thing — until you have tried a peach.
2 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large pieces of ginger root, peeled and sliced into thin, round pieces (about ½ cup)
1 In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat.
2 Reduce the heat to medium and add the sugar and ginger root. Stir constantly until all the sugar is completely dissolved.
3 Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature.
4 Transfer the syrup to a clean Mason jar, seal tightly, and allow to sit at room temperature overnight.
5 Strain the ginger out of the syrup after approximately 12 hours, and then pour the syrup back into the Mason jar, seal tightly, and refrigerate. It will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator.