In the Gin & Ginger recipe below, a ginger syrup is one of the ingredients. It may seem super fancy to be making your own syrups, but it’s not really all that hard. And it’s a lot less expensive than buying the fancy pre-made ones. Start with the Wendy’s Simple Simple Syrup recipe below – all you need is sugar, water, a pan for simmering, and a glass jar (or bowl) to keep the finished syrup in. Once you get the hang of it, you can add all sorts of ingredients to make your own seemingly fancy (but deceptively easy) syrups. Just add a strainer to your tool list – and a few more glass jars for your finished treats. Once you get started, you’ll find it hard to stop!
A Simple Simple Syrup Recipe
2 cups sugar
2 cups distilled water
Put all ingredients in medium sauce pan and stir to blend on medium heat till simmer. Once liquid is clear remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature. Store in fridge for up to two weeks.