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YES YOU CAN MAKE: GINGER SYRUP AND CANDIED GINGER


When I was in Hawaii, I had the most amazing ginger martini. It wasn't complicated, just ginger syrup with high quality vodka, but boy was it delicious. I decided it was time to make my own ginger syrup. It was so easy to make, I wonder why I didn't do it earlier. This syrup has quite a kick to it so you can dilute it with sparkling water if its a little much for you.

Ingredients:

1 Piece of ginger
2 Cups of water
1 Cup of sugar


Step No 1

Peel ginger using a veggie peeler. Remove the outer layer of ginger.



Step No 2

Using a mandolin set to medium to slice. Slice ginger into pot (be careful of your fingers!) Save all of the nubs and throw them in the pot too.


Step No 3

Bring to a boil then simmer for 20-30 minutes until reduced and syrupy.


Step No 4

Strain liquid into a jar. Save the slices and lay them out on a drying rack. Allow them to dry out for 5 hours (this is an important step so they don't get goopy). Then roll them in sugar. Place candied pieces on a drying rack.


Let ginger pieces sit overnight to dry out.


Step No 5

To make a yummy drink mix syrup with sparkling water and stir.



Garnish with candied ginger.


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