by Karen Swan
This is a quick and easy little pick-me-up just perfect for having on hand at this time of year.
I love it stirred into warm water with lemon juice, but it is equally at home in a big jug of sparkling water and lemon juice.
I reduced the amount of ginger to suit my tastes and so that my four year old can enjoy a glass of ‘special tea’ when he’s feeling under the weather. If you like a really strong ginger hit, feel free to add as much as you like.
Kept in the fridge, this will last for a few weeks.
1 cup honey
1 cup water
Finely grated ginger to taste.
Combine the honey and water in a medium sized saucepan.
Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid has begun to thicken.
Add the ginger and leave, off the heat, to soak for about 30 minutes.
Strain the mix through a fine sieve and pour into a jar or other container.
Allow to cool completely, then store in the fridge.
To serve: spoon the syrup (to taste) into warm water and freshly squeezed lemon, or with chilled sparkling water and lemon….maybe with a dash of vodka?
*recipe adapted from here