Ginger - Simple Syrup and a Cocktail (or Mocktail if that's how you roll)

8f1277eaffb311e2ad6922000a1fa410_7 So I'm kind of obsessed with simple syrups this summer. Especially ginger simple syrup. It's so tasty and so easy to make! I picked this up from my foodiest friend and thought I'd share the recipe-joy here. I'll also give you an idea for something to do with it (a cocktail or a "mocktail", depending on whether or not you want bourbon in it. I usually just prefer mocktails.)

Ginger simple syrup goes a little like this:

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 piece (a big piece... maybe as long as your hand) fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil, stirring frequently. Once the sugar is dissolved, add ginger and bring to another boil. Remove from heat, and let steep 30 minutes (longer if you want it spicier). Pour syrup through a sieve into an airtight container; discard ginger. Can be refrigerated for up to 1 month. (But you'll probably run out before that!)

So yum.

And here's what I do with it:

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Leave out the bourbon if you want a mocktail. It's very delish on a hot summer afternoon. Hope you enjoy!