Make up a big batch of ginger syrup and you’ll be ready for cocktails or a quick hot toddy if a cold starts lurking about.
Ginger Syrup recipe:
3 cups water
3 cups sugar
4 inches of fresh ginger peeled and sliced into thin coins
Bring the water and ginger to a boil. Allow to simmer for approximately 20-30 minutes (longer for spicier syrup). Stir in the sugar and allow to dissolve completely. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Strain out the ginger. (Bonus: You now have the beginnings of homemade candied ginger. Enjoy!) Cool. The syrup will store for at least a month in a mason jar in the fridge.
The Ginger Zinger will warm you up and cure what ails you.
6 ounces hot water
2 tablespoons ginger syrup
1 lemon wedge
Add a little bit (very little bit) of cayenne for more kick.
Combine the hot water and syrup in a mug. Squeeze in a lemon wedge and taste. Add a pinch of cayenne if your day needs a little zing.
This drink can easily be spiked with a shot of whisky for a warming hot toddy.