People tend to either love or hate ginger. If you are a hater, stop reading now! However, if you can’t get enough of it, let me tell you about ginger syrup! Remember when you had a stomach ache as a kid and your mom told you to drink flat ginger ale?! That’s because ginger settles your stomach. I always travel with ginger candies for bumpy plane and car rides and now I have a jar of ginger syrup in the frig.
A friend of mine gave me a recipe for a drink with ginger syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice and vodka. I have made the drink several times and served it to friends – it’s like fun truth serum!
It starts with ginger syrup. Chop about 1/3 cup fresh ginger into small pieces (you don’t have to peel it). Add it to 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil and then let it simmer for about 10 minutes. Cool and then strain it.
To make the Ginger Lime Koolaid
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz ginger syrup
- 2-4 oz vodka
Shake mixture over ice. Pour into martini glasses. Garnish with fresh lime.
I usually make a double batch of ginger syrup and store it in the frig. I add a spoonful to seltzer for homemade ginger ale and add it to hot water for soothing ginger tea. Try it and let us know what you think.